Since most of my fellow students don’t know how to play football I will describe my position on the team. A free safety is the person farthest back from the ball on defense, their job is to guard against receiver and serve as a final defense against running backs that get past everyone else. It is considered a very bad thing if a safety has to be the one to tackle a running back since it is the job of linebackers to tackle him.
This means that the first play of the game was a bad one for our defense since I tackled the running back, although whatever the problem was it was fixed in the game since they struggled to get a first down from running the ball. We won the game 38 to 8.