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What Is A Middle Linebacker?

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The middle linebacker is lined up in the middle of the defense. There can be one or two middle linebackers on the field.

They are responsible for adding support in the run, pass, and blitz.

This position can be seen as the quarterback of the defense because they are responsible for defensive play calling.

Players known for playing this position include Ray Lewis, Bobby Wagner, and Mike Singletary.

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