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Backfield

What does Backfield Mean?

On the offensive side of the ball, the backfield is the area behind the line of scrimmage. It can also refer to the players who reside behind the line of scrimmage, mainly the runnning 'back', full 'back' and quarter 'back'.


Sporting Charts explains Backfield

Almost every offensive play begins in the backfield. Whether it's a quarterback dropping back to throw the ball or handing the ball off to a running back.

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