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The answer is usually 3 or 4 depending on whether the team plays a 3-4 defense (3 defensive linemen and 4 linebackers) or a 4-3 defense (4 defensive linemen and 3 linebackers). Occasionally teams will line up with 2 or 5 linemen, but this is very rare.

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Q: How many football players are on the field to make a deffensive line?
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What is that thing called that football players run at and drag across the field when they're practicing?

The equipment football players drag across the field when they are training is called football sleds. They use this as a way to strengthen their defensive line.

What is the penalty for not enough players on the football field?

In American football, there is no penalty for not enough players on the field for a play. Should there be too many players on the field, there is a penalty called for illegal participation (five yards). But if a team has too few, there is no penalty called. There technically is no penalty for having too few players on the field. However, the offense always has to have at least seven men on the line of scrimmage and an eligible receiver on each end of the line. If the offense didn't meet this requirement, they would be flagged for an illegal formation.

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Only if you are one of the 2 guys on the outside end of line or the 4 backfield players

Where do offensive line football players line up?

On the line of scrimmage, where the ball is spotted.

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In American football, it is 0.9144 hectometers from goal line to goal line.

Is a football field a line segment?

No. A fotball field is an area of grass or other surface painted in the outline of a football field. A line segment is a straight line which has a defined beginning and end, and is continuous between those points.

How much greater is the length of a football field from goal line to goal line than its width?

A football field is 140 feet longer than it is wide

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How many yard from side line to side line football field?

depends if the field is a high school of pro or college field

Is a rugby field the same as a football field?

No. A rugby pitch is 100 metres minium goal line to goal line and 70 metres maximum touch line to touch line. A football field is 53 yards wide and 100 years long

In football what is the name the defensive line of players?

The back 4

How long is a high football field?

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What does a runningback do?

Runs through the line of scrimmage (line of the players) or gets the football and runs outside the line of scrimmage.

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The defense can line up anywhere behind the line. None have to be on the line.

What is field position?

In football, field position is where the football is located in relation to the goal line. In other words, field position is where the offense will line up for the next play. For example, there is "good" field position for the offense after running the ball back on a kickoff, if they get past the 30 yard line. Field position is also important on attempted field goals. If the ball is close to the goal line and in the center of the field, that is considered good field position.

How many feet long a football field is from goal line to goal line?


How long is a NFL football field goal line to goal line?

100 yards.

How many yards on a football field from goal line to goal line?

100 yards

How long is goal line to goal line on a NFL football field?

100 yards

How many inches is a football field goal line to goal line?

3600 inches

What are the positions on a high school football team. And how do they line up on the field?

same as pro football

What is at 160 feet in a football field?

50 yard line

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9 players are on a field at once but a team can consist of more players than 9