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A play, starting when the ball is put into play and ending when the ball is ruled dead. A down is a play.
A 10-yard section stretching the width of the field at both the ends of the playing field
The first play of every series. The offense must gain 10 yards or more in four downs to be awarded another first down
When any offensive player loses possession of the football before a play is blown dead
The line on each end of the field that separates the end zone from the rest of the playing field.
When players on the field come together to discuss strategy between plays
A pass that is caught by a defensive player, giving his team possession of the ball
Line of scrimmage
An imaginary line stretching the width of the field that separates the two teams prior to the snap of a ball
The offensive player who starts with the ball throws it to a receiver
A scoring play in which any part of the ball, while legally in the possession of a player who is in-bounds, crosses the plane of the opponent's goal line
A loss of possession of the ball via a fumble or interception
An offensive player who lines up on or near the line of scrimmage, but split to the outside. His primary job is to catch passes from the quarterback.
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out route in football
This is a 5-8 yard route forward then the receiver cuts out towards the sidelines then looks for the ball
in route in football
this is a 5-8 yard forward then the receiver breaks into the middle of the field on a 90-degree angle and looks for the ball
slant route in football
This is a 3-5 yard route forward then the receiver breaks towards the middle of the field on a 45-degree angle and looks for the ball
hook/ curl route in football
This is a 5-8 yard route forward then the receiver stops and turns to the ball
Post route in football
This is a 12-20 yard route forward then the receiver breaks on a 45-degree angle towards the middle of the field and looks for the ball
Corner route in football
This is a 12-20 yard route forward then the receiver breaks on a 45-degree angle towards the corner of the field and looks for the ball
Go/ fly route in football
this is run straight up the field with the receiver looking for the ball after he gets past 15 yards.
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