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Offensive linemen (also OL) are American football players who defend the quarterback or running backs by blocking defensive players.


OL are separated from 4 positions.


  • OL (without C) must not touch a ball.
  • Do not grab defensive players from behind.
  • In pass play, don't cross the line of scrimmage.
  • OL must wear uniform which the number is 50 to 79.

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