Football Position Abbreviations

What are the abbreviations of the positions in football?

Every position in football has an abbreviation to make it easier to identify each player. This includes offensive and defensive positions. Here is a list of every position to reference!

Abbreviation

Position

Category

QB

Quarterback

Offense

RB

Running Back

Offense

FB

Full Back

Offense

TB

Tail Back

Offense

HB

Half Back

Offense

OL

Offensive Line

Offense

G

Guard

Offense

LG

Left Guard

Offense

RG

Right Guard

Offense

T

Tackle

Offense

LT

Left Tackle

Offense

RT

Right Tackle

Offense

C

Center

Offense

WR

Wide Receiver

Offense

TE

Tight End

Offense

DL

Defensive Line

Defense

DE

Defensive End

Defense

LE

Left End

Defense

RE

Right End

Defense

DT

Defensive Tackle

Defense

NT

Nose Tackle

Defense

LB

Linebacker

Defense

MLB

Middle Linebacker

Defense

ILB

Inside Linebacker

Defense

OLB

Outside Linebacker

Defense

LOLB

Left Outside Linebacker

Defense

ROLB

Right Outside Linebacker

Defense

DB

Defensive Back

Defense

CB

Cornerback

Defense

S

Safety

Defense

SS

Strong Safety

Defense

FS

Free Safety

Defense

P

Punter

Special Teams

K

Kicker

Special Teams

PR/KR

Punt/Kick Returner

Special Teams

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