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- n. A person who plays second string. A person who is kept on a sports team as a backup in case a first string player is unavailable.
- n. A person who is not good enough to be considered proficient but is possible as a backup.
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- n. an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced
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"We're both left-handed, I guess," the second-stringer said with a smile.
He's likely to receive ample playing time Sunday against Cincinnati, as second-stringer Mark Brunell—already nursing an injured finger on his throwing hand—limped out of practice with a calf injury Friday.
"We always say that he's at his best in big moments, and you certainly can't get a bigger moment than the one we had today," said Jets coach Rex Ryan, who'd given second-stringer Mark Brunell practice reps with the starters last week in hopes of motivating Sanchez.
Like Palin, he too plays basketball, but while she is leading her school to the state championship, he is a second-stringer on a team whose wins and losses go unremarked, even though it too wins a state championship.
Sigler deftly handles the growth of Quentin from a backwater second-stringer too arrogant to realize how little he knows to the undisputed star quarterback of the Krakens.
Don't expect the second-stringer to have 100 yards on the ground or anything.
While creator Tom Hertz sees Rules' second-stringer rank as half-full, Warburton says his outlook has sullied as the years have gone on.
One example is Mark Steyn, the bilious second-stringer who filled in for Rush Limbaugh on radio Monday.
Phillips spent all of last year as Scott Tolzien's top backup, so his injury gives redshirt freshman Jon Budmayr the chance to be the second-stringer.
Phillips spent all of last year as Scott Tolzien's top backup, so his injury gives redshirt freshman Jon Budmayr the chance to be the second-stringer. —
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