Buck Sweep Football Play

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 Buck Sweep Football Play







The buck sweep football play is the trademark play of the wing t offense. Buck sweep, the traditional 100 series- blue formation (100 series means bucks sweep, blue means tight-end/wing-back flank is to the left) which all you wing t coaches know about. The buck sweep  is still used by coaches, both on the youth football and high school level.

This play has 5 down offensive linemen, 2 wing-backs, 1 fullback, 1 tight-end and 1 split-end. This play attacks the edge of the defense. Buck sweep uses down blocks and pulls guards to kick out the outside defenders.  This play is designed to out flank the defense. The tight-end and wing-back splits are lined about a foot wider. This will create a natural running lane, as well as great blocking angles on the defense.

Play-side linemen down block, both guards pull. The LG will  kicking out first defenders outside the C-gap (7-9 techniques). This defender is usually a DE or OLB. The RG will lead through the tunnel. The key to this play is the down blocks by the tight-end and offensive tackle, along with the kick-out block.  These blocks will make a tunnel for the running back to take it right up the field. Run to the flanks all day (wing-back side)! Make the defense shift, or get beat! When they shift, it sets up the other plays in the wing t series. The full-back will fake trap right up the mid-line. Once he fakes trap, he must work his way to second level. The FB must then look to cut off a defender that is pursuing to the football.

The Wing T Offense Buck Sweep play has come a long way. There are now many youth football coaches that implement motions, which only adds further deception and explosiveness to this offense. You can run buck sweep with 3-step or jet motion as well.  You will see many speed teams run buck sweep with the QB in shotgun.


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