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In the movie Training day, during Jake and Alonzo's initial meeting with Roger the following dialogue occurs:

ROGER: Where you grew up?

JAKE: North Hollywood.

ROGER: Strong safety, North Hollywood High.

Seeing Alonzo's confusion, Roger further elaborates --

ROGER: I follow all the good players.

What does Roger mean by "players"?

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Jake was a "player" in that school playing the position of Strong safety.

Strong Safety is a position in American football and North Hollywood High is a public high school.

Safety, historically known as a safetyman, is a position in American and Canadian football played by a member of the defense. The safeties are defensive backs who line up from ten to fifteen yards from the line of scrimmage. There are two variations of the position in a typical American formation: the free safety (FS) and the strong safety (SS).

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