In American and Canadian football, a guard (G) is a player that lines up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with In accordance with the Manual of Style (see) Canadian English is used throughout this article (see Canadian_English#Spelling) Center ( C) is a position in American football and Canadian football ( spelled centre in Canadian English) In American and Canadian football, offensive tackles ( OT, T) are a part of the Offensive line.
The guard's job is to protect the quarterback from the oncoming defensive line and linebackers during pass plays, as well as creating openings (holes) for the running backs to head through. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time This article relates to Sports. For the Vietnam War bombing raids see Operation Linebacker and Operation Linebacker II. A running back ( RB) is the position of a player on an American or Canadian football team who usually lines up in the offensive backfield. Guards perform speed blocking and "pulling"—sprinting out in front of a running back in order to block for him. Guards are automatically considered ineligible receivers, so they cannot touch a pass, unless it is to recover a fumble or is first touched by a defender or eligible receiver. In American football and Canadian football, not all players on offense are entitled to receive a forward pass
Guards, like other linemen, today are often over 300 pounds / 135 kg. Currently, the heaviest starting guard is Toniu Fonoti of the Atlanta Falcons, weighing 390 pounds (177 kg). Toniuolevaiavea Satele Fonoti (born November 26, 1981 in American Samoa) is an American football guard who is currently a Free The Atlanta Falcons are an American football team based in Atlanta Georgia. The lightest is Pete Kendall at 280 pounds (127 kg) (formerly of the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets, now playing for the Washington Redskins). Peter Marcus Kendall (born July 9, 1973 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is an American football player in the National Football League The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle Washington, USA The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington D To date, no lineman over 300 pounds has ever been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but linemen of this mass have become prevalent only since the mid-1980s. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL
In his book with Dick Schaap titled Instant Replay, Green Bay Packers' right guard Jerry Kramer wrote about the trials and tribulations of an NFL guard in 1967, the final year he was coached by Vince Lombardi. Richard J Schaap ( September 27, 1931 &ndash December 21, 2001) was an American sportswriter The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay Wisconsin. Gerald Louis "Jerry" Kramer (born January 23, 1936, in Jordan Montana) is a former professional football player author and sports The 1967 NFL season was the 48th Regular season of the National Football League. Vincent Thomas Lombardi ( June 11, 1913 &ndash September 3, 1970) was an American football coach Lombardi himself was a right guard (undersized, even in his era, at 5'8", 185 lb. / 173 cm, 84 kg) for Fordham's famed Seven Blocks of Granite in the mid 1930s. Fordham University is a private University in the United States, with three campuses located in and around New York City. The Seven Blocks of Granite was a nickname given to the 1936 Fordham University football team's Offensive line. The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression. Kramer was perhaps the finest pulling guard of all time. Teamed with left guard Fuzzy Thurston, this tandem was the cornerstone of the famed Packer Sweep of the 1960s. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Kramer also received notoriety because of his key block in the final seconds (with center Ken Bowman) on Dallas' Jethro Pugh in the Ice Bowl, securing the Packers' still unmatched third consecutive NFL championship. The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team in the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC in the National Jethro Pugh (born July 3, 1944 in Windsor, North Carolina) is a former American football Defensive tackle in the The 1967 National Football League Championship Game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys was the 35th championship game in NFL history
Right guards (RG) are in the right of the offensive line. Similar to right tackles.
Left guards (LG) are in the left of the offensive line. Similar to left tackles.
|Positions in American football and Canadian football|
|Linemen||Guard, Tackle, Center||Linemen||Tackle, End, Nose tackle||Kicking players||Placekicker, Punter, Kickoff specialist|
|Quarterback||Linebackers||Snapping||Long snapper, Holder|
|Backs||Halfback, Fullback, H-back||Backs||Cornerback, Safety||Returning||Punt returner, Kick returner|
|Receivers||Wide receiver, Tight end, Slotback||Nickelback, Dimeback||Tackling||Gunner|
|Formations - Nomenclature|