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Encyclopedia > End (football)

An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. On the defensive team, they are known as defensive ends. On the offensive team, they are the tight ends. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American and Canadian football the line of scrimmage is the imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension, which passes through the last position of the football, after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ...


More than 30 years ago, an End only referred to an offensive player who just assisted the guards, tackles, and center in blocking defenders. But this position was largely replaced by using another wide receiver or tight end. The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ...


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Comparison of Canadian and American football: Information from Answers.com (3854 words)
The typical offensive arrangement in Canadian football is for there to be two slotbacks instead of the American tight end, while on the defensive end of the ball, two defensive halfbacks and one safety are employed instead of two safeties.
In American football, if a punt returner sees that, in his judgment, he will be unable to advance the ball after catching it, he may signal for a fair catch by waving his right hand in the air, and forgo the attempt to advance.
American football also allows a defending team to advance a missed field goal; however, due to the absence of singles and the goalpost position at the back of the end zone, the return is rarely exercised, except on a blocked kick, or as time expires in the half or in the game.
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