What Is A Guard In Football?

Updated: 10/22/2022
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The guard is the position on the offensive line that is directly to the right or left of the center (there is a right and left guard). Next to the guards on the outside are the offensive tackles. The guards protect the quarterback on passing plays, and run block (run up the field blocking) on running plays. On running plays the guard can pull meaning after the snap he quicly runs over to the other side of the line and blocks for the running back. This leaves a hole on the side he was originally on but gives the side the running-back is running to an extra blocker.

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