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In American and Canadian football, a guard (G) is a player that lines up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team. Image File history File links Circle-question. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

The location of the guards, with the team in an I formation, is marked in red

The guard's job is to protect the quarterback from the oncoming defensive line and linebackers during pass plays, as well as creating openings (holes) for the running backs to head through. Guards perform speed blocking and "pulling"--sprinting out in front of a running back in order to block for him. Guards are automatically considered ineligible receivers, so they cannot touch a pass, unless it is to recover a fumble or is first touched by a defender or eligible receiver. Image File history File links Footballguard. ... Image File history File links Footballguard. ... The I formation places two backs vertically behind the quarterback. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Defensive end is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American football. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Eligible receivers are those American football and Canadian football players who are allowed to catch forward passes. ...


Guards, like other linemen, today are often over 300 pounds. Currently, the heaviest starting guard is Toniu Fonoti of the Atlanta Falcons, weighing 390 pounds. The lightest is Pete Kendall at 280 pounds (formerly of the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, now playing for the New York Jets). To date, no lineman over 300 pounds has ever been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but linemen of this mass have become prevalent only since the mid-1980s. Toniu Fonoti is a National Football League offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, and White Head Coach Bobby Petrino Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC West (1970... Pete Kendall (born July 9, 1973 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is an American football player who currently plays guard for the New York Jets. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green, the Green and White Team colors Hunter Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Woody Johnson General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


In his book with Dick Schaap titled Instant Replay, Green Bay Packers' right guard Jerry Kramer wrote about the trials and tribulations of an NFL guard in 1967, the final year he was coached by Vince Lombardi. Lombardi himself was a right guard (undersized, even in his era, at 5'8", 185 lb.) for Fordham's famed Seven Blocks of Granite in the mid 1930s. Kramer was perhaps the finest pulling guard of all time. Teamed with left guard Fuzzy Thurston, this tandem was the cornerstone of the famed Packer Sweep of the 1960s. Kramer also received notoriety because of his key block in the final seconds (with center Ken Bowman) on Dallas' Jethro Pugh in the Ice Bowl, securing the Packers' still unmatched third consecutive NFL championship. Richard J. Schaap (September 27, 1934 – December 21, 2001) was a 20th century American sportswriter, broadcaster, and the author or co-author of 33 books. ... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Maize, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders (Green Bay Packers Foundation) Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921–present) Western Division (1933... Gerald Louis Kramer (b. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football. ... Fordham University is a private, coeducational research university[2] in the United States, with three residential campuses located in and around New York City. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jethro Pugh(Born:July 3, 1944) is a former National Football League defensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys(1965-1978). ... The referee signals a touchdown after quarterback Bart Starr sneaks in for the game-winning score in The Ice Bowl. ...


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