What is the job of a fullback in football?
The fullback: Protector of the halfback. When a team employs two running backs in the offensive backfield, the bigger of the two is usually called the fullback. He's there to block and clear the way for the halfback, who's the main ball carrier.
Full-back (association football), in association football (soccer), a defender playing in a wide position. Fullback (gridiron football), in American and Canadian football (gridiron), a position in the offensive backfield. Fullback (rugby league), a position behind the main line of backs in rugby league football.
- Full-back (association football), in association football (soccer), a defender playing in a wide position. Fullback (gridiron football), in American and Canadian football (gridiron), a position in the offensive backfield. Fullback (rugby league), a position behind the main line of backs in rugby league football.
- Each team has 11 players on the field at a time. They will typically play one of the following positions; forward, midfielder, defender, sweeper, or goalkeeper. The most common setup is to have three forwards, three midfielders, three defenders, one sweeper, and one goalie.
- A fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield in American and Canadian football, and is one of the two running back positions along with the halfback.
Because the halfback is usually the team's main ball carrier (while the fullback is primarily a blocker), modern offensive formations have positioned the halfback behind the fullback (at the "tail end" of the formation), to take advantage of the fullback's blocking abilities.
- Safety, historically known as a safetyman, is a position in American and Canadian football played by a member of the defense. The safeties are defensive backs who line up from ten to fifteen yards in front of the line of scrimmage. Their duties depend on the defensive scheme.
- The tight end (TE) is a position in American football, arena football, and formerly Canadian football, on the offense. The tight end is often seen as a hybrid position with the characteristics and roles of both an offensive lineman and a wide receiver.
- A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football. Cornerbacks cover receivers, to defend against pass offenses and make tackles. Other members of the defensive backfield include the safeties and occasionally linebackers.
There are usually one or two running backs on the field for a given play, depending on the offensive formation. A running back may be a halfback (in certain contexts also referred to as a tailback), a wingback or a fullback.
- Each team starts the match with 15 players on the field and seven or eight substitutes. Players in a team are divided into eight forwards (two more than in Rugby league) and seven backs.
- A maul is when players bind onto the ball carier and push him forward whereas a ruck is after the ball carier has gone to ground and players push each in a effort to push the opposing team "off" the ball, there by securing possession.
- There is no offside offence if a player receives the ball directly from a goal kick, a corner kick, a throw-in, or a dropped ball. An offside offence may occur if a player receives the ball directly from either a direct free kick or an indirect free kick.
Updated: 25th November 2019