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Football Position Abbreviations

Football Positions

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!

AbbreviationPositionCategory
QBQuarterbackOffense
RBRunning BackOffense
FBFull BackOffense
TBTail BackOffense
HBHalf BackOffense
OLOffensive LineOffense
GGuardOffense
LGLeft GuardOffense
RGRight GuardOffense
TTackleOffense
LTLeft TackleOffense
RTRight TackleOffense
CCenterOffense
WRWide ReceiverOffense
TETight EndOffense
DLDefensive LineDefense
DEDefensive EndDefense
LELeft EndDefense
RERight EndDefense
DTDefensive TackleDefense
NTNose TackleDefense
LBLinebackerDefense
MLBMiddle LinebackerDefense
ILBInside LinebackerDefense
OLBOutside LinebackerDefense
LOLBLeft Outside LinebackerDefense
ROLBRight Outside LinebackerDefense
DBDefensive BackDefense
CBCornerbackDefense
SSafetyDefense
SSStrong SafetyDefense
FSFree SafetyDefense
PPunterSpecial Teams
KKickerSpecial Teams
PR/KRPunt/Kick ReturnerSpecial Teams
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