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What Is An Outside Linebacker?

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The outside linebackers (OLB) are responsible for providing additional support in both the run, pass, and blitz.

There are typically two outside linebackers on the field, Right Outside Linebacker (ROLB) and Left Outside Linebacker (LOLB).

Players known for playing OLB include Lawrence Taylor, Von Miller, and Derrick Brooks.

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