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Safety (gridiron football position)

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Safety, historically known as a safetyman, is a position in American and Canadian football played by a member of the defense. [1]

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American football

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

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Blitz (gridiron football)

In American football or Canadian football, blitzing is a tactic used by the defense to disrupt pass attempts by the offense.

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Byron Jones (American football)

Byron Philip Boss Jones (born September 26, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL).

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Canadian football

Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play long and wide attempting to advance a pointed prolate spheroid ball into the opposing team's scoring area (end zone).

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Charles Woodson

Charles Cameron Woodson (born October 7, 1976) is a former American football player.

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College football

College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.

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Cornerback

A cornerback (CB), also referred to as a corner, is a member of the defensive backfield or secondary in American and Canadian football.

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DeAngelo Hall

DeAngelo Eugene Hall (born November 19, 1983) is a former American football defensive back who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

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Defensive back

In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs (DBs) are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players and linebackers, who take positions directly behind or close to the line of scrimmage.

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Devin McCourty

Devin McCourty (born August 13, 1987) is an American football free safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

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Earl Thomas (defensive back)

Earl Thomas III (born May 7, 1989) is an American football free safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).

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Eric Berry

James Eric Berry (born December 29, 1988) is an American football safety for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL).

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Fullback (gridiron football)

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.

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Goalkeeper

In many team sports which involve scoring goals, the goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder, goalie or keeper in some sports) is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by intercepting shots at goal.

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H-back

An H-back is an offensive position in American football.

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Halfback (Canadian football)

The halfback in Canadian football, and most commonly the Canadian Football League, currently refers to the defensive back rather than the running back, as in American football.

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Harrison Smith (American football)

Harrison Smith (born February 2, 1989) is an American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

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Jamal Adams

Jamal Lee Adams (born October 17, 1995) is an American football strong safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL).

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Kam Chancellor

Kameron Darnel Chancellor (born April 3, 1988) is an American football strong safety for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL).

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Karl Joseph

Karl Joseph (born September 8, 1993) is an American football strong safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).

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Keanu Neal

Keanu Neal (born July 26, 1995) is an American football safety for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL).

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Kurt Coleman

Kurt Coleman (born July 1, 1988) is an American football safety for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL).

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Landon Collins

Landon Collins (born January 10, 1994) is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL).

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Lardarius Webb

Lardarius Webb (born October 12, 1985) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent.

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Line of scrimmage

In American and Canadian football, a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line (across the width of the football field) beyond which a team cannot cross until the next play has begun.

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Linebacker

A linebacker (LB or backer) is a playing position in American football and Canadian football.

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Malcolm Jenkins

Malcolm Jenkins (born December 20, 1987) is an American football safety for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

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One-platoon system

The one-platoon system, also known as iron man football, is a platoon system in American football where players play on both offense and defense.

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Passing pocket

The passing pocket is a term used in American football to describe the area in the backfield created on a passing play where the offensive line forms a wall of protection around the quarterback.

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Patrick Chung

Patrick Christopher Chung (born August 19, 1987) is an American football strong safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

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Play-action pass

A play-action pass (also known as a play fake or simply "play-action") is an American football play.

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Running back

A running back (RB) is an American and Canadian football position, a member of the offensive backfield.

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Sean Taylor

Sean Michael Maurice Taylor (April 1, 1983 – November 27, 2007) was an American football player who was a free safety for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons.

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T. J. Ward

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Tight end

The tight end (TE) is a position in American football, arena football, and formerly Canadian football, on the offense.

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Tony Jefferson

Tony Lemar Jefferson Jr. (born January 27, 1992) is an American football strong safety for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

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Tyrann Mathieu

Tyrann Devine Mathieu (born May 13, 1992) is an American football safety for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safety_(gridiron_football_position)

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