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Linebacker Positions

Sam, Mike, and Will


You may have heard the terms Sam, Mike, and Will when people are discussing linebackers in the game of football. You may have wondered, what are the major differences, and what is involved in playing each of those different linebacker spots?

Well, we've detailed it here for you. Here are the specifics on how to play each of the linebacker positions, including the alignment and assignments for Mike, Sam, and Will. Each linebacker has his own skill sets and job responsibilities. Each position requires a different athletic makeup, because of what's required for the job. Though they're all linebackers, you might be surprised at how many differences there are.

Sam Linebacker
Mike Linebacker
Will Linebacker

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