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Playbook Formations: Ace Formation

The Ace formation has a single back lined up directly behind the quarterback. Generally, there is a tight end and three receivers, however, this can be modified to 2 receivers/ 2 tight ends or 4 wideouts and no tight ends. The ace formation is more of a passing formation, but it also spreads out the defense horizontally to create lanes for the running game.

West coast offenses often use the ace formation and run slants, hitches and other short passes to move the ball up the field.

The links below will take you to a variety of plays that start in the ace formation.

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