In American football, a back is a player who plays off of the line of scrimmage (as opposed to a lineman). Historically, the term "back" was used to describe multiple positions on offense and defense, although more descriptive and specific position naming is now common. Back also was a sole position in the one-platoon system era.

Thus, "back" can refer to positions including:[1]



See also


  1. ^ "Pro Football Positions". Retrieved May 29, 2024.