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Football Terms

American Football Dictionary

There are a hundreds of football terms that new fans might not necessarily be familiar with. Any sports is going to have its own slang terms and by-words. American football has been around since the 1870′s, which is a long time to build up a dictionary of terms.

We here at Football Babble would like to write our own list of football terms, along with a short definition or explanation of what the term means. Read along as we add to our American football dictionary.

A

ACE Formation

AFC

AFL

All-Purpose Yards

Assistant Coach

Astroturf

Audible

Automatic First Down

B

Backfield

Back Judge

Backup

Backward Pass

Ball Carrier

Base Defense

Blackout

Blitz

Blocking Back

Bootleg

Bowl Game

Bump and Run

C

D

Dime Coverage

E

Eastern Shotgun

F

Fantasy Football

G

Goal Line Formation

H

Hail Mary

I

I Formation

J

Jersey Numbers

K

K-Ball

L

Long Snapper

M

Man in Motion
Man-to-Man Coverage
Mock Draft
Monday Night Football

N

Necessary Line
Neutral Zone
NFC
NFL
NFL Championship
NFL Combine
NFL Draft
Nickel Back
Nose Tackle

O

Open Receiver
Out of Bounds
Overtime

P

Pass
Possession

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z

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