FOOTBALL POSITION

What is FOOTBALL POSITION?

FOOTBALL POSITION meaning stance in which the player is slightly crouched with his ankels, knees, and waist bent and arms bent at the elbow and held in front of his trunk; also called athletic position or Z in the knee; this is a ready position that is adopted usually once the ball has been snapped; linebackers and bump pass defenders are also in this position or a similar one just before the snap

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS