Positional Breakdown: Wide Receiver (WR)

Football teams love to pass the ball, which means you need a Danger Force-like crew of wide receivers to make all those catches!


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A wide receiver’s main role is to catch passes from the quarterback - short passes, long passes, shovel passes, screen passes, and more!

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They must also be good blockers and block cornerbacks when the offense uses a running play.

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Wide receivers must be fast, sure-handed, and very athletic so they can evade defenders. They must also have good footwork to run precise routes

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WRs run predetermined ‘routes’ so that quarterbacks know where they will be on each play, and can throw the ball to where a receiver should be – if they’ve run the right route.

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