I formation

noun

: an offensive football formation in which the running backs line up in a line directly behind the quarterback compare t formation

Examples of I formation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michigan was huge, but its linebackers were more for stopping the run out of the I formation. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of I formation was in 1951

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“I formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/I%20formation. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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