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« on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 03:48:36PM »
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What's going on with the bulldogs? I've heard that once again they are going through coaching changes? As someone that's son is potentially going to play for the bulldogs I hope they sort it out!  I don't know much about the past Hc other then he just got the job and lost it this year. Does anyone have any insight into what is happening? Potential new coaches? What's going on with the organization? What was wrong with the past staff?
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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 05:42:33PM »
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Dats it. Stir it up. If you think coming on here helps you decide if your kid plays or not. Let me decide for you

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 05:58:13PM »
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If this past year's Midget Head Coach is out of a job that would be a great thing for your son, you should be happy. His record was 1-7 and he kept telling the players they were going to win Division 1 almost to the very end. He loved throwing long bombs at a very low completion rate and the team never drove the field for a TD all year which is why they could not score. He has ZERO leadership skills.

The Coach was widely known to be over his head in many ways as were most of the assistants. The list of miserable coaching moves he made is too long to list here. This guy may know something someday but at this time does not.

The Bulldogs Midget was also practicing in Millarville on a turf soccer field some person with a bit too much money built for his kids. An hour of driving every night, a gracious offer but grass is fine. This turf field too far away did not help with commitment to get players out.
There were quite a number of players who were NOT going to play Midget next year if the current Head Coach remained. That is what a 1-7 coach gets a club. Hopefully this post is true because another year of him would make it worse with less players. Then a huge hole to try to dig out of.

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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 06:14:19PM »
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As for the field. You can't practice on city fields right away. I think the Bulldogs should practice on Scarlett or Obyrne fields. In bulldogs territory
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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 08:46:51PM »
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Dats it. Stir it up. If you think coming on here helps you decide if your kid plays or not. Let me decide for you


Just trying to get answers. Thanks for being an ahole about it.
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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 10:08:03PM »
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I'm sure there is some contact info on the bulldogs website. U r the idiot trying to get info here. All holy thee
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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 10-Jun-17 @ 11:39:31PM »
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When a team does almost nothing right the whole season and loses in the Division 3 Midget Playoffs to a winless team - that is coaching, & players & parents are no doubt encouraged to hear the Coaches will be a different group. Check that: they would all HOPE it is a different group. Everyone is busy and at this age it is not entirely for fun it is also time away from studying, time. money and parents know it has been a disaster when players cannot wait for the season to END, practicing and getting one's ass kicked loses all the fun after a while
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« Reply #7 on: Sun, 11-Jun-17 @ 12:01:12AM »
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Bulldogs win Div 1 Midget in 2015, 2 years ago and now they finished 11th out of 12 teams, so something has gone wrong & looks like they want it to get back on a winning track which makes sense or everyone is wasting their time
There is players who find it easy to say "no" to playing Midget and find excuses, what all teams want is players who find reasons to say "Yes, will play", might take a few years because once bottom is hit got to make your way back up
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« Reply #8 on: Sun, 11-Jun-17 @ 12:16:58AM »
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Bulldogs win Div 1 Midget in 2015, 2 years ago and now they finished 11th out of 12 teams, so something has gone wrong & looks like they want it to get back on a winning track which makes sense or everyone is wasting their time
There is players who find it easy to say "no" to playing Midget and find excuses, what all teams want is players who find reasons to say "Yes, will play", might take a few years because once bottom is hit got to make your way back up

you guys are really trying to string things out. Um maybe because the 2015 players weren't playing in 2017? Just a hunch. Doesn't every team want to win Div 1 Midget at the start of each season. You realize after each  year the grade 11s are done Midget and the following year a new crop of Grade 9s come in. It is easy to bounce back or hit bottom each year, for any team

You are all delusional
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« Reply #9 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 08:28:32AM »
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I had a blast in my time with the Bulldogs and I got to work with some really good players and coaches down there. I felt we had made some very good steps in the right direction and the board decided to move in a different direction. I would have loved to be a part of the turnaround but it was not my choice to leave.

Looking forward to taking a midget season off for a change. I have always wanted to travel more...

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 10:03:55AM »
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Other than some unscrupulous event there is no way a volunteer football board should fire a coach. What did the board do;listen to some crying Dads or worse this website. Youth Coaches do not get paid, if the rules are followed, if they are willing to always give their free time there is no way a board should get involved

I guess winning is everything with the Bulldogs, I guess boards will listen to the fans, I guess the board understands how to manage a team so I guess next year we will have the Bulldogs board members coach

On a side note you really think you will have a Coach take the reins knowing the board can throw you over the cliff at any time

I do not know the head coach this is an unbiased comment
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« Reply #11 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 12:57:12PM »
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I am sure all of Gridiron appreciates your admittedly uninformed opinion.. Won't keep you from sharing it I know. The legions of "experts" adding their irrelevant comments every day is astounding!!
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« Reply #12 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 01:16:31PM »
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By all means inform us and explain the facts
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« Reply #13 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 01:58:59PM »
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I see two basic perceptions. Somewhere in the middle lies the truth

1. Glass got fired but he did not do anything wrong. Based on the premise he will be welcomed back to coach another Midget team if he chooses

2. The bulldogs board perceives he was doing something wrong toward the team, organization, players and decided he was not welcome back

It can't be, just about the record. The Bulldogs were not that good last year as well. Mind you that coach also only lasted one year. It can't be the play calls. It can't be this website. It can't be the parents. If a little bit of everything equates to a firing? This board has an uphill battle and a long way to go. Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't the board also a few years new, very little actual football managing experience, being manned by well intention parents but just parents.

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« Reply #14 on: Mon, 12-Jun-17 @ 02:50:26PM »
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a total disaster by all measures, scored 70 points should have had double, allowed 151 points far too much, difficult to watch, nothing else needs details really as it is all in the 1-6 record, no one around it supported another year of the same, you are not understanding that YOUTH teams pay a price for losing BADLY by not getting players out to the team in coming years, needed to new start, people will join a 3-3 team, 1-6 losing to losing to winless Airdrie in Div 3 playoff, then players being told "Midget does not matter, it is to get ready for high school, See Ya" as an excuse, to volunteers Calgary is a hotbed of football in Canada, volunteers are unpaid but the WANT to do it, they WANT TO VOLUNTEER COACH, the wind will blow it all away and it will not matter in a few years and all teams in a League need to be healthy or they go the way of the Falcons
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« Reply #15 on: Tue, 13-Jun-17 @ 10:23:52PM »
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I don't know much about the situation but I can add this Chris Glass is a quality coach and a quality person. The results on the field may not have been ideal but I know Chris would've put his best foot forward and worked hard for those boys. How you get rid of someone that volunteers there time for this sport is beyond me. Chris will land on his feet and I know he will be coaching somewhere doing his best to creat good athletes and good people.
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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 14-Jun-17 @ 02:26:00AM »
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Congratulations to our 2017 Divisional Champions! 2017 - Division 1 Champions - COWBOYS

we just laugh at this stuff, you all should just stop
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« Reply #17 on: Wed, 14-Jun-17 @ 02:45:34AM »
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CFB Rules

Play begins at the start of each half with one team place-kicking the ball from its own 35-yard line. Both teams then attempt to catch the ball. The player who recovers the ball may run while holding the ball, or lateral throw the ball to a teammate.

Run with the ball, attempting to run farther down field (gaining yardage). The ball-carrier may run in any direction he sees fit (including backwards).
drop-kick the ball, dropping it onto the ground and kicking it on the bounce. (This play is exceedingly rare in both Canadian and American football.)
pass the ball laterally or backwards to a teammate. This play is known as a lateral, and may come at any time on the play. A pass which has any amount of forward momentum is a forward pass (see below); forward passes are subject to many restrictions which do not apply to laterals.
hand-off—hand the ball off to a teammate, typically a halfback or the fullback.
punt the ball; dropping it in the air and kicking it before it touches the ground. When the ball is punted, only opposing players (the receiving team), the kicker, and anyone behind the kicker when he punted the ball are able to touch the ball, or even go within five yards of the ball until it is touched by an eligible player (the no-yards rule, which is applied to all kicking plays).
place the ball on the ground for a place kick
throw a forward pass, where the ball is thrown to a receiver located farther down field (closer to the opponent's goal) than the thrower is. Forward passes are subject to the following restrictions:
They must be made from behind the line of scrimmage
Only one forward pass may be made on a play
The pass must be made in the direction of an eligible receiver or pass 10 yards after the line of scrimmage
Each play constitutes a down. The offence must advance the ball at least ten yards towards the opponents' goal line within three downs or forfeit the ball to their opponents. Once ten yards have been gained the offence gains a new set of three downs (rather than the four downs given in American football). Downs do not accumulate. If the offensive team completes 10 yards on their first play, they lose the other two downs and are granted another set of three. If a team fails to gain ten yards in two downs they usually punt the ball on third down or try to kick a field goal (see below), depending on their position on the field. The team may, however use its third down in an attempt to advance the ball and gain a cumulative 10 yards.

Change in possession
The ball changes possession in the following instances:

If the offence scores a field goal, the scored-against team can either scrimmage from its 35-yard line or have the scoring team kickoff from its 35-yard line.[12]
If a team scores a touchdown, the scoring team must kickoff from their own 35-yard line.
If the defence scores on a safety (bringing the ball down in the offence's own end zone), they have the right to claim possession.
If one team kicks the ball; the other team has the right to recover the ball and attempt a return. If a kicked ball goes out of bounds, or the kicking team scores a single or field goal as a result of the kick, the other team likewise gets possession.
If the offence fails to make ten yards in three plays, the defence takes over on downs.
If the offence attempts a forward pass and it is intercepted by the defence; the defence takes possession immediately (and may try to advance the ball on the play). Note that incomplete forward passes (those which go out of bounds, or which touch the ground without being first cleanly caught by a player) result in the end of the play, and are not returnable by either team.
If the offence fumbles (a ball carrier drops the football, or has it dislodged by an opponent, or if the intended player fails to catch a lateral pass or a snap from centre, or a kick attempt is blocked by an opponent), the ball may be recovered (and advanced) by either team. If a fumbled ball goes out of bounds, the team whose player last touched it is awarded possession at the spot where it went out of bounds. A fumble by the offence in their own end zone, which goes out of bounds, results in a safety.
When the first half ends, the team which kicked to start the first half will receive a kickoff to start the second half.
After the three-minute warning near the end of each half, the offence can lose possession for a time count violation (failure to legally put the ball into play within the 20-second duration of the play clock). However, this can only occur in one very specific scenario:[13]
The offence committed a time count violation on its last attempted scrimmage play.
This prior violation took place on third down.
The referee deemed said violation to be deliberate, and warned the offence that it had to legally place the ball into play within the 20-second clock or lose possession. Such a loss of possession is statistically treated as the defence taking over on downs.
Rules of contact[edit]
There are many rules to contact in this type of football. First, the only player on the field who may be legally tackled is the player currently in possession of the football (the ball carrier). Second, a receiver, that is to say, an offensive player sent down the field to receive a pass, may not be interfered with (have his motion impeded, be blocked, etc.) unless he is within one yard of the line of scrimmage (instead of 5 yards (4.6 m) in American football). Any player may block another player's passage, so long as he does not hold or trip the player he intends to block. The kicker may not be contacted after the kick but before his kicking leg returns to the ground (this rule is not enforced upon a player who has blocked a kick), and the quarterback, having already thrown the ball, may not be hit or tackled.

Infractions and penalties
Infractions of the rules are punished with penalties, typically a loss of yardage of 5, 10 or 15 yards against the penalized team. Minor violations such as offside (a player from either side encroaching into scrimmage zone before the play starts) are penalized five yards, more serious penalties (such as holding) are penalized 10 yards, and severe violations of the rules (such as face-masking) are typically penalized 15 yards. Depending on the penalty, the penalty yardage may be assessed from the original line of scrimmage, from where the violation occurred (for example, for a pass interference infraction), or from where the ball ended after the play. Penalties on the offence may, or may not, result in a loss of down; penalties on the defence may result in a first down being automatically awarded to the offence. For particularly severe conduct, the game official(s) may eject players (ejected players may be substituted for), or in exceptional cases, declare the game over and award victory to one side or the other. Penalties do not affect the yard line which the offence must reach to gain a first down (unless the penalty results in a first down being awarded); if a penalty against the defence results in the first down yardage being attained, then the offence is awarded a first down.

Penalties may occur before a play starts (such as offside), during the play (such as holding), or in a dead-ball situation (such as unsportsmanlike conduct).

In most cases, the non-penalized team will have the option of declining the penalty; in which case the results of the previous play stand as if the penalty had not been called. One notable exception to this rule is if the kicking team on a 3rd down punt play is penalized before the kick occurs: the receiving team may not decline the penalty and take over on downs. After the kick is made, change of possession occurs and subsequent penalties are assessed against either the spot where the ball is caught, or the runback.

Canadian football distinguishes four ways of kicking the ball:

Place kick
Kicking a ball held on the ground by a teammate, or, on a kickoff (resuming play following a score), optionally placed on a tee.
Drop kick
Kicking a ball after bouncing it on the ground. Although rarely used today, it has the same status in scoring as a place kick. This play is part of the game's rugby heritage, and was largely made obsolete when the ball with pointed ends was adopted. Unlike the American game, Canadian rules allow a drop kick to be attempted at any time by any player, but the move is very rare.
Kicking the ball after it has been released from the kicker's hand and before it hits the ground. Punts may not score a field goal, even if one should travel through the uprights. As with drop kicks, players may punt at any time.
Dribbled ball
A dribbled ball is one that has been kicked while not in possession of a player, for example, a loose ball following a fumble, a blocked kick, a kickoff, or a kick from scrimmage. The kicker of the dribbled ball and any player onside when the ball was kicked may legally recover the ball.
On any kicking play, all onside players (the kicker, and teammates behind the kicker at the time of the kick) may recover and advance the ball. Players on the kicking team who are not onside may not approach within five yards of the ball until it has been touched by the receiving team, or by an onside teammate.

The methods of scoring are:

Achieved when the ball is in possession of a player in the opponent's end zone, or when the ball in the possession of a player crosses or touches the plane of the opponent's goal-line, worth 6 points (5 points until 1956). A touchdown in Canadian football is often referred to as a "major score" or simply a "major."
Conversion (or convert)

Field goal
Scored by a drop kick or place kick (except on a kickoff) when the ball, after being kicked and without again touching the ground, goes over the cross bar and between the goal posts (or between lines extended from the top of the goal posts) of the opponent's goal, worth three points. If the ball hits the upright above the cross-bar before going through, it is not considered a dead ball, and the points are scored. (Rule 5, Sect 4, Art 4(d)) If the field goal is missed, but the ball is not returnable after crossing the dead-ball-line, then it constitutes a rouge (see below).
Scored when the ball becomes dead in the possession of a team in its own goal area, or when the ball touches or crosses the dead-line, or side-line-in-goal and touches the ground, a player, or some object beyond these lines as a result of the team scored against making a play. It is worth two points. This is different from a single (see below) in that the team scored against begins with possession of the ball. The most common safety is on a third down punt from the end zone, in which the kicker decides not to punt and keeps the ball in his team's own goal area. The ball is then turned over to the receiving team (who gained the two points), by way of a kickoff from the 25 yard line or scrimmaging from the 35-yard (32 m) line on their side of the field.
Single (rouge)

In the first 27 minutes of a half, the clock stops when:

points are scored,
the ball goes out of bounds,
a forward pass is incomplete,
the ball is dead and a penalty flag has been thrown,
the ball is dead and teams are making substitutions (e.g., possession has changed, punting situation, short yardage situation),
the ball is dead and a player is injured, or
the ball is dead and a captain or a coach calls a time-out.
The clock starts again when the referee determines the ball is ready for scrimmage, except for team time-outs (where the clock starts at the snap), after a time count foul (at the snap) and kickoffs (where the clock starts not at the kick but when the ball is first touched after the kick).

In the last three minutes of a half, the clock stops whenever the ball becomes dead. On kickoffs, the clock starts when the ball is first touched after the kick. On scrimmages, when it starts depends on what ended the previous play. The clock starts when the ball is ready for scrimmage except that it starts on the snap when on the previous play

the ball was kicked off,
the ball was punted,
the ball changed possession,
the ball went out of bounds,
there were points scored,
there was an incomplete forward pass,
there was a penalty applied (not declined), or
there was a team time-out.
During the last three minutes of a half, the penalty for failure to place the ball in play within the 20-second play clock, known as "time count" (this foul is known as "delay of game" in American football), is dramatically different from during the first 27 minutes. Instead of the penalty being 5 yards with the down repeated, the base penalty (except during convert attempts) becomes loss of down on first or second down, and 10 yards on third down with the down repeated. In addition, as noted previously, the referee can give possession to the defence for repeated deliberate time count violations on third down.

In the CFL, if the game is tied at the end of regulation play, then each team is given an equal number of offensive possessions to break the tie. A coin toss is held to determine which team will take possession first; the first team scrimmages the ball at the opponent's 35-yard line and conducts a series of downs until it scores or loses possession. If the team scores a touchdown, starting with the 2010 season, it is required to attempt a two-point conversion.[15] The other team then scrimmages the ball at the opponent's 35-yard line and has the same opportunity to score. After the teams have completed their possessions, if one team is ahead, then it is declared the winner; otherwise, the two teams each get another chance to score, scrimmaging from the other 35-yard line. After this second round, if there is still no winner, during the regular season the game ends as a tie. In a playoff game, the teams continue to attempt to score from alternating 35-yard lines, until one team is leading after both have had an equal number of possessions.

In U Sports football, for the Uteck Bowl, Mitchell Bowl, and Vanier Cup, the same overtime procedure is followed until there is a winner.

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The offensive positions found in Canadian football have, for the most part, evolved throughout the years, and are not officially defined in the rules. However, among offensive players, the rules recognize three different types of players:

Down linemen
Down linemen are players who, at the start of every play, line up at the line of scrimmage; once in their stance, they may not move until the play begins. The offence must have at least seven players lined up at the line of scrimmage on every play. The exception to this rule is the player (typically the centre) who snaps the ball to the quarterback. Linemen generally do not run with the ball (unless they recover it on a fumble) or receive a hand-off or lateral pass, but there is no rule against it. Interior linemen (that is, excluding the two players at either end of the scrimmage line) are ineligible receivers; they may not receive a forward pass either. (The two offensive ends on the line of scrimmage may receive forward passes.)
Backs line up behind the linemen; they may run with the ball, receive handoffs, laterals, and forward passes. They may also be in motion before the play starts.
Specific offensive positions include:

Generally the leader of the offence. Calls all plays to teammates, receives the ball off of snap, and initiates the action usually by running the ball himself, passing the ball to a receiver, or handing the ball off to another back.
Multiple roles including pass protection, receiving, and blocking for the running back. On short yardage situations may also carry the ball.
Running back/Tailback
As the name implies, the main runner on the team. Also an eligible receiver and blocker on pass plays.
Wide receiver
Lines up on the line of scrimmage, usually at a distance from the centre. Runs a given route to make a successful play catch ball and gain yardage, not that a tight end can count as an eligible receiver so if one is on the wide outs field that the wideout cannot be on the line of scrimmage and may adopt a slotback start.
Is an eligible receiver but lines up off the line (usually 8yds back) of scrimmage and runs before snap and can not have any part on field over scrimmage or it's an off-side call
Down linemen
Snaps the ball to the quarterback. Most important pass blocker on pass plays. Calls offensive line plays.
Left/right guard
Stands to the left and right of the centre helps protect the quarterback, Usually very good run blockers to open holes up the middle for runners.
Left/right tackle
Stands on the ends of the offensive line, The biggest men on the line, usually well over 300 pounds (140 kg). Usually very good pass blockers.
Offensive lineman
Collective name for the centre, guards and tackles.
The rules do not constrain how the defence may arrange itself (other than the requirement that they must remain one yard behind the line of scrimmage until the play starts).

Covers the wide receivers on most plays.
Covers deep. Last line of defence, can offer run support or blitz.
Defensive halfback
Covers the slotback and helps contain the run from going to the outside.
Defensive back
Collective term for cornerback, safety and defensive halfback.
Nose tackle
Lineman across from centre, tries to get past the offensive-line or take double team and open holes for blitzes.
Defensive tackle
Inside defensive linemen try to break through the offensive line and open holes for linebackers.
Defensive end
Main rushing lineman. Rushes the quarterback and tries to contain rushers behind the line of scrimmage.
Defensive lineman
Collective term for defensive tackle (or nose tackle) and defensive end.
Middle linebacker
Lines up across from the centre 3 to 4 yds/m back. Quarterback of the defence. Calls plays for lineman and linebackers.
Weak-side linebacker
Lines up on the short side of field, and can drop into pass coverage or contain.
Strong-side linebacker
Lines up on the opposite side and usually rushes.
Special teams[edit]
Special teams generally refers to kicking plays, which typically involve a change in possession.

Receives the snap on field goal tries and converts; places the ball in position and holds it to be kicked by the kicker. This position is generally filled by a reserve quarterback; occasionally the starting quarterback or punter will fill in as holder.
Kicks field goals, converts, kick-offs
Punts ball, usually on third downs
Fast, agile runners who specialize in fielding punts, field goals and kickoffs, attempting to advance them for better field position or a score.
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