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Football Linebacker

What is a football linebacker? The football linebacker is a player position on a football defense. Get ready to learn all about football linebackers.


Linebackers are defensive backs in the secondary on defense. The linebacker is a versatile player responsible for:

Football Linebacker

Defensive Backfield

The defensive backfield is located just behind the line of scrimmage. Linebackers stand in the defensive backfield.

Football Defensive Backfield

4-3 Defense

A 4 3 defense in football is a defense with four defensive linemen and three linebackers.

Football 4 3 Defense

3-4 Defense

A 3 4 defense in football is a defense with three defensive linemen and four linebackers.

Football 3 4 Defense

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