3 Primary Responsibilities Defensive line: Responsibility is to sack the quarterback and stop the run.Linebacker: LB’s job is to prevent the ball from being caught and to help stop the running backs.Safety: Responsibility is to prevent the long pass. The safety is the last line of defense.
4 Ends: The ends/receivers job is to run passing patterns and catch a pass from the quarterback. Tackle: The tackles job is to protect the quarterback from being sacked and block for the running backs.Center: The centers job is to snap the ball to the quarterback, and then help protect the quarterback.
5 Running Back: The running back’s job is to carry and run with the ball. Quarterback: The quarterbacks job is the leader of the offensive team. The QB calls the plays and either passes or hands off the ball to another player.
6 Terminology Down: One complete play or attempt to gain ground. End Zone: The area t the end of each field where a touchdown or safety is scored.Field Goal: A place kicked ball that passes in between the goal post and counts for three points.
7 ContinuedInterception: A ball that is intended for an offensive player, which is caught by a defensive player.Kickoff: The kick used to start each half of the game or to start playing again after a point has been scored. (the scoring team kicks to the other team)Punt: A ball kicked to change possession on fourth down.Lateral Pass: A pass thrown or tossed to the side or behind the thrower and the line of scrimmage.
8 Continued…..Line of Scrimmage: an imaginary line across the width of the field that marks where a play must start; where the ball was when the previous play ended.Touchdown: A score counting for six points made by carrying or receiving the ball over the goal line into the end zone.Safety: When a defensive player tackles an offensive player with the ball in the end zone.
9 CLASS PLAYER POSITIONS OFFENSE:R T C T RQBRB RBTACKLES AND CENTER ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO CATCH A PASS
10 CLASS PLAYER POSITION DEFENSE: DL DL DLLB LB LBS S
11 THE FIELDYARDSENDLINEENDZONEGOALPOSTSCENTERLINESIDELINE