Wednesday, January 12, 2011
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LONG SNAPPER - A player in the center position that specializes in snapping the ball to the holder on field goal attempts and to the punter on punts.
HOLDER - The player who catches the snap from the long snapper and places it down for the place kicker.
PLACE KICKER - The player who kicks the ball on field goals, extra points, and kick offs.
PUNTER - The player who stands 13 to 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage, catches the football from the long snapper, then kicks it to the other team.
PUNT RETURNER - The player that catches the football from the punter, then runs it back towards the opposing teams end zone.
KICK RETURNER - The player that catches the football on kickoffs and runs it toward the other teams end zone.
GUNNER - The player that specializes in running down field to tackle the kick off or punt returner.