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What to Know About American Football (part 2)

Offense

  • Center (1 person)
  • Offensive Guard (2 people)
  • Offensive Tackle (2 people)
  • Quarterback (1 person)
  • Half Back / Running Back (1-2 people)
  • Full Back / Set Back (1 person)
  • Wide Receiver (2-4 people)
  • Tight End (1-3 people): this position is a combination of midfield position and striker to catch the ball

Attacking midfield: Arranged along horizontal lines on the field. The five Offensive lines consist of Center in the middle, flanked by two Guard, and the outer two have Tackle, usually the tallest person on the football field. Tight End will be incorporated into Formations depending on the match situation. Midfield has two main tasks: protecting Quarterback and creating a running path for Running Back. The attacking midfield of the NFL has an average height and weight of 1.95 meters and 141 kg.

Skill positions are a group of players normally responsible for scoring on the field, including Wide receiver, Running back, Tight end, and Full back. These players join the attack by taking the ball from the center and then running.

Quarterback is often referred to as the most important player on the offensive team in particular, and the entire team in general. Quarterback kept the captain position because he was in charge of distributing the ball during the game by pitching or delivering the ball to running back. To play this position, players need to have good vision, good pitch and leadership.

Defense

  • Defensive End (2 people)
  • Defensive / Nose Tackle (1-2 people)
  • Outside Linebacker (1-2 people)
  • Inside Linebacker / Middle Linebacker (1-2 people)
  • Cornerback
  • Safety

The Defensive line consists of 3 or 4 Defensive Midfielders lined up parallel to the attacking midfielders. The two sides of the end of the row consists of two Defensive endings, the inside is one to two Defensive tackle depending on the defensive formation. The main task of the players playing in this position is to prevent the opponent’s attack team from shortening the distance to the Endzone by blocking the run and putting pressure on the opponent’s Center.

The origin of american football

American football is a sport that was born in Rugby City, Warwickshire, England in 1823. Association of European Rugby (FIRA in French Fédération Internationale de Rugby Amateur), was established in 1934. FIRA, the unofficial world championship, was first held in 1960.

American football is popular in many countries, including Argentina, Australia, England, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Wales, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Fiji, Georgia, Japan, Namibia, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Tonga, the United States, Uruguay, etc. In addition, Rugby League is less popular and mostly played in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

The origin of American football

The origin of American football is said to have come from a controversy. This happens during the English school football match at Rugby School in 1823 when William Webb Ellis picked up the ball with his hand and kept the ball at his side. Although evidence of this story has not yet been released, however, it still became immortal at this school because a memorial board was attached in 1895. And although people still have doubts about the story, the Rugby World Cup trophy is officially named after Webb Ellis.

Former Rugby student Albert Pell, who later studied at Cambridge, was considered the first founder of the American football team. In the beginning, each school had different rules for playing this sport.

THE ORIGIN OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL

An important event of American football in the early days was the birth of the first hand-written of this sport’s rule. It was at Rugby School in 1845 and was followed by the ‘Cambridge law’ in 1848.

World Cup and professionalization

1987 was the first year the American football World Cup was held with Australian and New Zealand hosts. In this first match, the winning team was New Zealand.

The Tri-Nations tournament, consisting of Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, has been held annually since 1996.

20-year-old rugby player suddenly died on the Australian grass field

The accident

The Central Highlands Football League home page has reported that Dunnstown – an American football player died suddenly at Learmonth, in northern Ballarat (Australia). Stakeholders revealed the player was only 20 years old. He came on as a substitute in the match before his collapsing.

Immediately after the player was in distress, the medical team on the field conducted emergency first aid. A helicopter was sent to bring this 20-year-old talent to an emergency hospital. Even so, he did not get over.

Cause detection

Currently, police in Australia are investigating to clarify the death of the player. A spokesman for Victoria Police Department said: “We are investigating to clarify the death of the 20-year-old player at Learmonth. However, according to initial verification, there is nothing unusual here.

According to the Ballarat Courier, the 20-year-old is perfectly fit before the game. Most likely death comes from stroke as in many cases in other sports.In the past, American football sport has never recorded a case of sudden death when playing on the field.

20-YEAR-OLD RUGBY PLAYER SUDDENLY DIED ON THE AUSTRALIAN GRASS FIELD

Another case

In 2017, there was also a high school student died of a serious head injury while playing American football. Despite wearing a safety-tested helmet, Carlos Sanchez, 16, suddenly collapsed in a match at Moon Valley High School on October 20. Immediately he was taken to the hospital but died only two days later.

After the collision, Sanchez fell to the ground and this was said to be the original cause of the boy’s death.

When playing American football, athletes suffer a lot of risks such as heart attack, head injury, skull, bone and muscle pain. A strong impact on the head can cause brain bleeding, leading to rapid coma or even death.