Football Offensive Positions

What are the offensive positions in football? What is the offense? Get ready to explore the football offensive positions with this interactive graphic.
Football Offensive Positions

Football Offensive Positions

The offense is the team that has the ball. There are eleven (11) players on the field for the offense. The offensive player positions in football are:

Quarterback

The quarterback is a back who gets the ball from a hike at the start of a down. Quarterbacks can pass the ball, hand it off, or run a QB sneak.

Running Back

The running back is a back who serves as a ball carrier, receiver, or blocker depending on the play.

Wide Receiver

The wide receiver is a receiver who catches passes and runs complex routes on the field.

Tight End

The tight end is a receiver who serves a receiver or blocker depending on the play. The tight end stands on the strong side of the field.

Football Center

The center is a lineman of the offensive line. The center hikes the ball to the quarterback and counters the nose tackle of the defensive line.

Football Left Guard

The left guard is a lineman of the offensive line. The left guard counters the right tackle of the defensive line.

Football Right Guard

The right guard is a lineman of the offensive line. The right guard counters the left tackle of the defensive line.

Football Left Tackle

The left tackle is an offensive tackle and counters the defensive end of the defensive line.

Football Right Tackle

The right tackle is an offensive tackle and counters the defensive end of the defensive line.

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You can learn more about the offensive player positions by reading these tutorials:

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