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A tight end lines up within the two yard zone at the end of the offensive line. The tight end normally is comparable in size to an offensive lineman but is an eligible pass receiver. In contrast, a wide receiver can be a split end or a wing back (depending on if he lines down on the line of scrimmage or not. A wide receiver is normally tall and skinny in comparison to an offensive lineman and is normally very fast.

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Pretty much nothing. Many years ago football offenses would only have two wide receivers. One was called the split end and the other was called the flanker. Basically, the only difference was that the split end would line up on the line of scrimmage and the flanker would line up a yard behind the line of scrimmage. Other than that, there was no difference.

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