T formation


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T formation

n. Football
An offensive formation in which the fullback lines up directly behind the center and the quarterback with a halfback on either side or in which two running backs line up behind the quarterback in a line parallel to the line of scrimmage.

T formation


n.
an offensive football formation with the quarterback and fullback lined up behind the center and a halfback on each side of the fullback.
[1925–30, Amer.]
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In the late 1930's, they had begun tinkering with an alignment that had always intrigued them, the old T formation.
The T formation now had speed, deceptiveness, quick blocking potential, and an air game.
Both Halas and Shaughnessy had great quarterbacks and runners, as well as outstanding blockers on the line--and none of their opponents had ever played against "A Modern T Formation with a Man in Motion.