Football Positions

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Quarterback

The quarterback position is one of the most visible and important roles on the team. The quarterback touches the ball on nearly every offensive play and has a great deal of responsibility both in calling plays and making decisions during the play. … Learn More

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Defensive Back

Defensive backs (DBs) usually line-up several yards back from the line of scrimmage and are typically responsible for covering receivers on passing plays and tackling running backs who break through the first line of the defense. A defensive back … Learn More

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Center

The center touches the football more than any other position in a football game.  He is the innermost lineman of the offensive line and is the player who passes (or "snaps") the ball between his legs to the quarterback at the start of each play. … Learn More

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Long Snapper

A long snapper must be able to perform multiple duties.  On field goals and extra points he must have the ability to snap a ball to the holder with precision and speed as well as execute his blocking assignments after the snap.  On punts he must be … Learn More

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Kicking & Punting

The position of kicker is a unique position.  Not only does a kicker need to be athletic and coordinated to kick the ball physically but he must posses the confidence to handle pressure.  Flexibility, strength, technique and mental toughness are … Learn More

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Defensive Line

Defensive Lineman have probably the most physically demanding position on the field. They must be big and strong enough to stop the run as well as agile and fast enough to rush the passer.  You'll often hear the expression that the best defensive … Learn More

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Linebacker

A linebacker would best be defined as baking a cake using a defensive back and a defensive lineman as the two ingredients.  A linebacker must possess the agility of a defensive back and the strength and toughness of a defensive lineman.  A great … Learn More

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Offensive Line

Playing on the offensive line is the second most demanding position behind Quarterback when it comes to football smarts.  Not only do offensive lineman have to be big, strong, and agile but they must have the knowledge to execute a multitude of … Learn More

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Running Back

The running back is the guy who is typically lined up in the offensive backfield with the quarterback. The primary roles of a running back are to receive handoffs from the quarterback for a rushing play, to catch passes from out of the … Learn More

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Receiver

The position of receiver requires a player to posses the greatest combination of athletic skills of any other position. Agility, hand-eye coordination, balance, precision of movement, deception, explosiveness, the ability to concentrate under duress, … Learn More

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