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Photo: Offensive Football Lineup (1905)
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Photo: Offensive Football Lineup (1905)

Photo Demonstrating Football Offensive Lineup Positions (1905)

license: Pubic Domain
source: Wikimedia Commons
author: Fielding Yost

A black and white photograph shows 11 men demonstrating positions for an offensive American football lineup. The center holds the football and looks through his legs back at the quarterback, who is positioned with his arms open.


Photo: 1905


This image is pulled from Football for Player and Spectator by Fielding Yost (1871–1946), an American football player and very prominent coach of the period. The photograph demonstrates proper positioning for an offensive lineup.

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