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Free Safety

What is Free Safety?

This is a position on the defensive side of the football. This player lines up deeper in the secondary than any other player on defense, and defends the deep middle of the field against any passing plays.


Sporting Charts explains Free Safety

Free safeties are generally smaller and quicker than their Strong Safety counterpart and roam the field looking to make tackles and plays on the ball.

Ronnie Lott, Troy Polamalu, Ed Reed, Ken Houston, and Paul Krause are examples of some of the best free safeties in football.


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