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third string

The substitute players who are second in line to replace the starters (or "first string") as a game goes on. A player on the third string is considered the third best player in that position. My brother seems pretty happy with being the team's third string quarterback, even though he knows he won't get to play unless the two guys ahead of him get injured.
See also: string, third
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The squad will hit the nets from Thursday ahead of their two-day practice game against a third-string Board President's XI at the JU (2nd Campus ground), starting Saturday.
The other was Mon Abundo, the third-string point guard, who got extended playing time with Paul Lee nursing a left knee injury.
For the third straight postseason game, running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for more than 200 yards and quarterback Cardale Jones looked nothing like a third-string quarterback, and the Buckeyes defeated Oregon 42-20 in the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
THIS Morning's third-string hosts Marvin and Rochelle Humes turning every conversation to themselves.
Erin, at 5'5" and 140 pounds, is the third-string quarterback for the school's football team--a first for a girl in Florida.
THE West Indies confirmed they have a lot to learn about batting on these shores after being duffed up by a third-string England attack.
ROBERTO MANCINI sent out a third-string Manchester City team against an Airtricity XI at the Aviva Stadium yesterday - but won in some style.
Although he has misgivings, the coach agrees to let Gunner warm the bench as the third-string quarterback because of his tremendous passing ability.
Griffin, the former Chaminade High of West Hills quarterback went into the summer as Tulane's third-string quarterback.
National coach Hossam Al-Badri was then prompted to rely on the third-string goalkeeper, Ahmed Adel Abdul-Moneim.
Punting high Royal Ascot rescue missions from mostly second - and third-string fancies, while Ispahan yesterday ensured that I embark on today's adventures on a mini-high Punting low Friday evening - a reprise of the previous week except without the winners Eyecatcher Once-raced Kensington Oval being ridden by Ryan Moore and going off favourite in the Hampton Court.
Still, these Aussies know how to write dumb faux garage rock and scream appropriately when necessary, which makes this a time machine listening experience--transporting you back to the heady days of 2002 when third-string Nirvana wannabes were still kinda fun.
They could have picked a third-string local squad to beat the Solomon Islands, but they obviously need to get their strongest side together as often as they can.
THIRD-STRING quarterback Tom Arth will get the chance to lead the Scottish Claymores when they face Amsterdam Admirals in Holland tomorrow night.
Third-string keeper Saul Deeney failed to clear Marc Bridge-Wilkinson with his throw-out and the wide man fed Brooker, who lashed home a fierce drive.