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Football Player Positions

Quarter Back  

Offensive position takes the snap; throws the ball downfield, hands it off to the running back or wide receiver, or runs it personally.

 

Wide Receiver  

The player who catches the pass and attempts a touchdown.

 

Running Back  

Person who carries the ball on a running play when quarter back hands off the ball to him.

 

Center  

The player who snaps the ball to the quarter back

 

Linemen  

Help block the quarter back when he is passing or throwing the ball

 

Kicker  

Kicks the ball off in the beginning of a game, after halftime and after the  offensive team scores a touchdown. They also attempt field goals.

 

Safety  

Last line of defense against someone running with the ball.

 

Defensive Backs  

These players defend the pass.

 

Linebackers  

Defend against both the pass and the run.

 

Punter  

After a 4th down when a team can not go for the 1st down a punter will punt    the ball to the other team.

 

   

 

 

This is just one formation that a coach may choose to use in a game.