REACH

What is REACH?

REACH meaning noun: a) type of block in which the offensive player tries to get his helmet to the outside hip of the defender in question; b) zone play in which the quarterback hurries to the running back who is running from the tailback position to the outside edge of the offensive line; the quarterback typically has to reach by extending his arms full length to get the ball to the ball carrier in time; this play typically uses reach or tandem blocks by the playside offensive linemen; verb: the act of a blocker getting his helmet to the outside hip of a defender

 

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