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What role does friction actually play in the sport of football?


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October 28, 2010 3:02PM

it could help depending on the position that you play for example an HB would not need fiction but a WR could use friction for a better grip on the football or a linemen could use it to grip an opposing player or FS could make a better tackle from friction in between the ground and his cleats which would help him stay planted to the ground so he could breakdown and not slip so friction can help in a lot of ways for different positions