Wingback (American football)

A wingback is a position in American football in the single wing formation or variations thereof; the most obvious running back is the wingback and a halfback, lined up wide beyond the end.[1] One of the position’s requirements is versatility.[2] It is the precursor to the flanker wide receiver. A wingback is a running back.


  1. ^ Anderson, Bobby (28 October 2016). "Single - Wing Football with an End Over". Xulon Press – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Wing Back Definition - Sporting Charts".
Positions in American football and Canadian football
Offense (Skill position) Defense Special teams
Linemen Guard, Tackle, Center Linemen Tackle, End Kicking players Placekicker, Punter, Kickoff specialist
Quarterback (Dual-threat, Game manager, System) Linebacker Snapping Long snapper, Holder
Backs Halfback/Tailback (Triple-threat), Fullback, H-back, Wingback Backs Cornerback, Safety, Halfback, Nickelback, Dimeback Returning Punt returner, Kick returner, Jammer, Upman
Receivers Wide receiver (Eligible), Tight end, Slotback, End Tackling Gunner, Upback, Utility
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