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Football Rules and Positions In A Day For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-37649-2
72 pages
June 2012
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Tackle football basics in a day? Easy.

If you've ever wanted to know the difference between a touchdown and a touchback, or how a running back's role differs from a linebacker's, this handy guide gets you up-to-speed in no time.

Football Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies gives you a focused guide to the rules, regulations, and player roles of one of the most popular American sports.

  • The essential information you need to understand and enjoy America's greatest game
  • Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations
  • Helpful breakdowns of football positions and their roles in offense, defense, and special teams
  • Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features

Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1: America's Greatest Game 3

Chapter 2: Them's the Rules (And Regulations) 15

Chapter 3: Getting in Line: Offensive Players 29

Chapter 4: The Big D: Defensive Players 43

Chapter 5: Special Teams, Masters of the Kicking Game 53

Chapter 6: Coaches, GMs, and Everybody Else 63

Chapter 7: Where to Go from Here 69

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Author Information

Howie Long (Charlottesville, VA) is a former Oakland/Los Angeles Raider defensive end with eight Pro Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win, and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

John Czarnecki (Riverside, CA) is a pro football consultant.

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