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Your RBR Word of the Day: exalt

exalt \ig-ZOLT\, verb:
2. To heighten or intensify.
3. To raise in rank, character, or status; as, "exalted the humble shoemaker to the rank of King's adviser."

The increased importance of the passing game, and thus the passer, coupled with the continual emergence of faster, stronger, and more athletic pass rushers conspired to exalt the left tackle from it's previously anonymous role on the offensive line to that of the most important lineman on the team.