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Encyclopedia > Offensive lineman

An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. The offensive line takes the field when their team is in possession of the ball, and starts play on the line of scrimmage immediately in front of the quarterback. Their primary responsibility is blocking the opposing defensive linemen and linebackers. Lineman is a position in American football. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


The offensive lineman positions are, as seen from behind and from left to right, left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle. The tight end is also sometimes included in this group.


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American football positions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2357 words)
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.
Offensive guard (OG)—the two guards are the offensive linemen directly on either side of the center and inside the tackles.
Except for the snap by the offensive center as each play from scrimmage starts, the only way an offensive lineman can get the ball during a play is by picking up a fumble.
Franklin-Simpson (KY) High School Wildcat Football Linemen Coach Joey Kilburn (2072 words)
The lineman will continue to drive the defender using short choppy steps, keeping the feet flat on the ground (a common mistake made by linemen is to get up on the toes, and lose their balance if the defender attempts to move side to side), and driving off the inside of the big toe.
The pull is used to bring an offensive lineman from one side of the ball to the other side of the ball, in order to have an extra person at the point of attack.
We attack this block by first attempting to drive the offensive lineman into the hole, and then crossing his face with either a rip, which means to bring the arm underneath, or a swim move which means to bring the arm over the top.
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