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In college football, why do the wide-outs (ends) on offense point to the sideline.

Asked by kelly (1905points) January 9th, 2011

when wide-outs (ends) set their position before the snap of the ball they point to the sideline. Why?

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J0E's avatar

They are asking the refs if they are lined up in the correct position. You point to the ref, and he’ll nod if you’re okay, or motion you into the right spot if you’re not.

Rarebear's avatar

Right. They have to be a certain distance back from the line of scrimmage.

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