An End in American football is a player who lines up at either end of the line of scrimmage. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with In American and Canadian football a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension beyond Rules state that a legal offensive formation must always consist of seven players on the line of scrimmage. In American and Canadian football a line of scrimmage is an imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension beyond An end who lines up close to the offensive line is known as a tight end, while one who lines up some distance from the offensive line is known as a split end. The tight end ( TE) is a position in American football on the Offensive team. In recent years, the generic term wide receiver has come to define both split ends and flankers (backs who line up in split positions but behind the line of scrimmage). A wide receiver is an offensive position in American and Canadian football The terms "split end" and "flanker" are no longer in common usage.
There is a commonly-used position on the defense called the defensive end. Defensive end ( DE) is the name of a defensive position in the sport of American and Canadian football. However, as there are no rules regulating the formation of the defense, players at this position commonly take on and share multiple roles with other positions in different defensive schemes.