This play is effective especially when opponents are shifting to meet this formation. Center blocks opponent to the right. Left Guard blocks opponent to the right. Right Guard blocks opponent to the right. Left Tackle carries the ball over position occupied by left guard. Right Tackle breaks through, cuts off the reinforcements and assists the runner. Left End blocks opposing tackle out. Right End follows runner and assists from the rear. Quarter Back assists the runner by holding him up and helping him forward. Left Half Back assists left end in blocking opposing tackle out. Right Half Back assists the runner on left hip. Full Back goes through opening ahead of runner clearing the way.

Tackle back play in action, illustrating how the men should charge in the line and run in the interference.

Tackle-back play in action, illustrating how the men should charge in the line and run in the interference.

Photo by Lyndon.

Tackle Back Formation   Fake Attack   Full Back Buck on Left Side.

Tackle Back Formation - Fake Attack - Full Back Buck on Left Side.

This is a fake interference play, left half going across as if to attack the right side.

Center blocks opponent to the right.

Left Guard blocks opponent to the right.

Right Guard blocks opponent to the right.

Left Tackle assists the runner on the left hip.

Right Tackle breaks through, blocks off reinforcements.

Left End blocks opposing tackle out.

Right End comes around and assists the runner from behind.

Quarter Back turns as if to pass the ball to the left half back and then turns on around and passes to full back for a plunge through left guard. He should assist the runner by carrying him forward.

Left Half Back runs off right tackle with all appearances of having the ball.

Right Half Back comes around and pushes from the rear.

Full Back carries the ball. He should hesitate an instant before starting.

Tackle Back Formation   Full Back Plunge Through Right Tackle.

Tackle Back Formation - Full Back Plunge Through Right Tackle.

This play should not follow in the direction the left tackle charges, but should appear to do so at the start and then swerve off to the right. Center blocks opponent to the left. Left Guard goes through, cuts off opposing half back and assists the runner. Right Guard blocks to the left. Left Tackle charges forward low between right guard and right tackle, blocking opposing guard. Right Tackle blocks opposing defensive back. Left End runs around and assists from the rear. Right End blocks opposing tackle out. Quarter Back assists the runner by holding him up. Left Half Back assists the runner on the right hip. Right Half Back assists in blocking opposing tackle out. Full Back takes the ball.

Tackle Back Formation   Quarter Back Run.

Tackle Back Formation - Quarter Back Run.

This play should be attempted if opposing ends are playing in close and the quarter back is good at carrying the ball.

Center blocks opponent to the left. Left Guard goes through, blocks opposing back and joins the runner if possible. Right Guard blocks opponent to left. Left Tackle follows the right half in the interference and blocks the first man he meets. Right Tackle blocks opposing guard in. Left End follows the runner and renders him any assistance possible. Right End blocks opposing tackle. Quarter Hack is the runner with the ball. Left Half Back follows left tackle in the interference. Right Half Back blocks opposing tackle if necessary; if not, takes opposing half. Full Backs blocks opposing end out or in, whichever is best.

Tackle Back Formation   Right Half Back Run Around Left End.

Tackle Back Formation - Right Half Back Run Around Left End.

This play should be made very quickly. The right half back must be speedy and get away quickly. Center blocks opponent to the right. Left Guard blocks opponent to the right. Right Guard goes through. Left Tackle protects runner from inside. Right Tackle goes through and cuts off opponents' half back. Left End boxes opposing tackle. Right End comes around and assists from behind. Quarter Back passes ball to half back and goes ahead for interference. Left Half Back plunges forward into line as if the attack were at center. Right Half Back is the runner. Full Back blocks opposing end.

Tackle Over on Line Formation   the backs are shifted slightly to right. Photo by Lyndon.

Tackle Over on Line Formation - the backs are shifted slightly to right. Photo by Lyndon.

Tackle Over Formation   Right Half Back Straight Ahead.

Tackle Over Formation - Right Half Back Straight Ahead.

This play should be able to make ground between two strong tackles.

Center blocks opponent to left. Left Guard breaks through and blocks off any of opponents' back-field men. Right Guard blocks opponent to left. Left Tackle blocks opposing tackle out. Right Tackle blocks opposing guard to left. Left End follows around and joins in the push. Right End assists in blocking tackle out. Quarter Back helps carry half forward. Left Half Back assists runner on left hip. Right Half Back takes ball and goes in low and hard. Full Back assists runner on outside hip.

Tackle Over Formation   Left Half Back Run Around Right End.

Tackle Over Formation - Left Half Back Run Around Right End.

This play must get away quickly and go fast. Center blocks to left. Left Guard breaks through and blocks off half back - joins runner if possible. Right Guard blocks to left. Left Tackle blocks to left. Right Tackle blocks to left.

Left End follows and assists in any way possible. Right End boxes opposing tackle. Quarter Back passes ball to left half on the run and goes ahead in the interference. Left Half Back is the runner. Right Half Back blocks opposing back. Full Back blocks opposing end.

Tackle Over Formation   Full Back Mass on Tackle.

Tackle Over Formation - Full Back Mass on Tackle.

This is a quick-moving mass play. All must get in and help.

Center blocks to left.

Left Guard breaks through and cuts off reinforcements. Right Guard blocks to left. Left Tackle blocks to left. Right Tackle blocks to left. Left End comes around and pushes from behind. Right End blocks tackle out.

Quarter Back helps runner along from the left side. Left Half Back assists runner on right hip. Right Half Back goes ahead and clears the way. Full Back is the man with the ball.

Tackle Over Formation   Full Back Cross Buck Over Left Guard.

Tackle Over Formation - Full Back Cross-Buck Over Left Guard.