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BSD Film Room: Buffalo’s 34 Tite

Friends, we must humbly ask you for your help. Film Room seeks your expert assistance with NCAA Rule identification and interpretation.

Who, if anyone, can make a legal crackback block? Are these still legal inside that +/- 3 yards of trench warfare?

If you’re older than dirt, like Film Room is, then you’ll fondly recall the ol’ crackback block - the offense’s chance to smear a defender when he’s not looking. This block frequently came from a receiver. At the snap of the ball, the receiver launched himself like a missile toward the hapless defender tasked with edge contain (or a playside gap).