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In American football, the upback (also known as the punt protector or personal protector) is a blocking back who lines up approximately 1–3 yards behind the line of scrimmage in punting situations. Because the punter plays so far back, the upback frequently makes the line calls and calls for the snap to be received by the punter. Their primary role is to act as the last line of defense for the punter. Upbacks may occasionally receive the snap instead of the punter on fake punts. Upbacks receiving the snap normally run the ball, but they may throw it. An upback is typically played by a back-up for another position, mostly a linebacker, running back, or a fullback. This position is usually referred to simply as a special teamer, or even a gunner (though that word is used more often for a dif

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  • Der Upback, auch Personal Protector oder Punt Protector (PP), ist eine Position in den Special Teams beim American Football und Canadian Football. Die Aufgabe des Upbacks ist es, bei einem Punt den eigenen Punter vor den anstürmenden Gegnern zu schützen, die den Punt blocken wollen. Zudem gibt er die Anweisungen für das Blockschema. Der Upback ist zusätzlich dafür verantwortlich die Blocker auf dem Feld zu zählen um keine Unterzahlsituation herbeizuführen und übernimmt den Snap Count. Nach dem erfolgreichen Punt geht er in die Punt Coverage, attackiert also den gegnerischen Punt Returner. Da er verhältnismäßig weit hinten steht, ist er meist nicht einer der ersten beim Returner, sondern dient eher als Absicherung. Der Upback steht häufig fünf Yards hinter der Line of Scrimmage, also zehn Yards vor dem Punter, in einer Linie mit einem der Guards. Er ist die letzte Verteidigungsreihe vor dem Punter. Häufig werden Runningbacks oder Safeties als Upback eingesetzt, da sie mobil genug sind um schnell die Seite zu wechseln und dabei auch noch gut blocken können. Bei Trickspielzügen fungiert der Upback oft als provisorischer Runningback, Wide Receiver oder Quarterback, der die fehlenden Yards für ein neues erstes Down erlaufen, erfangen bzw. erwerfen soll. (de)
  • In American football, the upback (also known as the punt protector or personal protector) is a blocking back who lines up approximately 1–3 yards behind the line of scrimmage in punting situations. Because the punter plays so far back, the upback frequently makes the line calls and calls for the snap to be received by the punter. Their primary role is to act as the last line of defense for the punter. Upbacks may occasionally receive the snap instead of the punter on fake punts. Upbacks receiving the snap normally run the ball, but they may throw it. An upback is typically played by a back-up for another position, mostly a linebacker, running back, or a fullback. This position is usually referred to simply as a special teamer, or even a gunner (though that word is used more often for a different position). A notable upback is Nate Ebner, formerly of the New England Patriots. A former rugby union player, Ebner uses his versatility in order to execute fake punts and protect the punter. (en)
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  • Der Upback, auch Personal Protector oder Punt Protector (PP), ist eine Position in den Special Teams beim American Football und Canadian Football. Die Aufgabe des Upbacks ist es, bei einem Punt den eigenen Punter vor den anstürmenden Gegnern zu schützen, die den Punt blocken wollen. Zudem gibt er die Anweisungen für das Blockschema. Der Upback ist zusätzlich dafür verantwortlich die Blocker auf dem Feld zu zählen um keine Unterzahlsituation herbeizuführen und übernimmt den Snap Count. Nach dem erfolgreichen Punt geht er in die Punt Coverage, attackiert also den gegnerischen Punt Returner. Da er verhältnismäßig weit hinten steht, ist er meist nicht einer der ersten beim Returner, sondern dient eher als Absicherung. (de)
  • In American football, the upback (also known as the punt protector or personal protector) is a blocking back who lines up approximately 1–3 yards behind the line of scrimmage in punting situations. Because the punter plays so far back, the upback frequently makes the line calls and calls for the snap to be received by the punter. Their primary role is to act as the last line of defense for the punter. Upbacks may occasionally receive the snap instead of the punter on fake punts. Upbacks receiving the snap normally run the ball, but they may throw it. An upback is typically played by a back-up for another position, mostly a linebacker, running back, or a fullback. This position is usually referred to simply as a special teamer, or even a gunner (though that word is used more often for a dif (en)
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