single wingback formation

variants: or single wing

Definition of single wingback formation

: an offensive football formation to the left or right in which a back plays just outside of and a yard behind one of the ends, the blocking back is on the same side of the center and usually a yard behind the guard, and the two other backs are four or five yards behind a balanced or unbalanced line and in a position to receive a direct snap from the center

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First Known Use of single wingback formation

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Single wingback formation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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