In this play the half back takes the ball on a direct pass from center. To make it effective all the interference must get away quickly and move rapidly. This should be a much stronger play than the direct pass run by the quarter back. Center should be careful in his pass to right half, as the distance is a little longer than his usual pass. He should pass it ahead of the half back so that he can receive it on the run. Left Guard blocks to the right. Right Guard breaks through and joins the runner. Left Tackle blocks to the right.

Right Tackle follows left half back in the interference. Left End boxes opposing tackle. Right End follows around behind the runner. Quarter Back follows right tackle in the interference. Left Half Back blocks opposing defensive back. Right Half Back is the runner. Full Back blocks opposing end.

Direct Pass Formation   Double Pass   Right Tackle to Full Back.

Direct Pass Formation - Double Pass - Right Tackle to Full Back.

This play to be used when opponents are shifting to stop the preceding play.

Center blocks to the left.

Left Guard breaks through.

Right Guard blocks to the left.

Left Tackle breaks through and joins the runner.

Right Tackle follows right half in the interference around right end.

Left End follows in the interference.

Right End boxes opposing tackle.

Quarter Back blocks opposing end.

Left Half Back assists the runner from the left side.

Right Half Back leads the interference and blocks the opposing half back.

Full Back is the runner.

Direct Pass Formation   Double Pass   Right Half Back to Full Back.

Direct Pass Formation - Double Pass - Right Half Back to Full Back.

This is in the nature of a feint attack on left end for a full back plunge through the line.

Center must be careful in making pass to right half back. Left Guard blocks to the right. Right Guard blocks to the right. Left Tackle blocks to the left. Right Tackle goes straight ahead and makes a hole for the runner. Left End assists in blocking opposing tackle out. Right End follows around and joins in the push. Quarter Back leads a feint attack on left end. Left Half Back, who has taken a position slightly behind his original position, hesitates a moment and then goes through on the left hip of the full back. Right Half Back receives the ball from center on the run and passes it to the full back and follows the quarter back on around left end. Full Back hesitates until he receives the ball and plunges through the line in the path of the right tackle.

Wing shift Formation   Ball passed directly to left half back.

Wing shift Formation - Ball passed directly to left half back.

Photo by Lyndon.

Wing Shift Formation   Direct Pa:s to Left Half Back.

Wing Shift Formation - Direct Pa:s to Left Half Back.

Practically the entire team is shifted and the success of this play will depend almost entirely on lining up quickly and starting the play immediately. Do not give opponents time to take in the situation thoroughly. Center must be careful in his pass, as it is a long, quick one. Left Guard follows for safety man. Right Guard blocks to the left. Left Tackle blocks to the left. Right Tackle blocks to the left. Left End blocks to the left. Right End blocks to the left. Quarter Back follows right half back in the interference around right end. Left Half Back takes the ball on a direct pass from center and follows quarter back. Full Back blocks opposing right end.

Wing Shift Formation   Double Pass   Left Half Back to Full Back.

Wing Shift Formation - Double Pass - Left Half Back to Full Back.

This is a feint attack on right end with a full back plunge diagonally forward between the two tackles. Center must watch out to make pass properly. Left Guard goes through and blocks to the left. Right Guard blocks to the left. Left Tackle blocks to the right. Right Tackle blocks to the left.

Left End assists right tackle in blocking to the right. Right End comes around and assists the runner. Quarter Back hesitates a moment, then assists the runner on the left hip. Left Half Back receives the ball and passes it on the run to the full back. Right Half Back makes a feint around right end, blocking anyone he can to the right. Full Back;fter receiving the ball plunges between right and left tackle.

Wing Shift Formation   Double Pass   Left Half Back to Quarter Back.

Wing Shift Formation - Double Pass - Left Half Back to Quarter Back.

The quarter back and right half back can change places, making the same formation exactly, so that the half back will be the one to plunge with the ball. Center must pass the ball accurately. Left Guard goes through and blocks to the left. Right Guard blocks to the left. Left Tackle blocks to the right. Right Tackle blocks to the left. Left End blocks to the right.

Right End hurries around and assists the runner. Quarter Back, who has changed positions with the right half back, goes directly forward and blocks to the right. Left Half Back receives the ball and passes it to the right half back and follows quarter back through right end, carrying out the feint attack. Right Half Back when he receives the ball goes straight ahead between left and right tackle. Full Back pushes the runner through from behind.

Formation for a punt or for a fake kick.

Photo by Lyndon. Formation for a punt or for a fake kick. - Ends may go down under kick from a position close to tackle or out farther, depending on the action of the opposing ends or men selected to block him. The kicker should see that all his blocking is in the proper position before asking for the ball from center.

Fake Kick   Full Back Run.

Fake Kick - Full Back Run.