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Terminology of the week

All-purpose Yardage

The sum of all yards gained by a player who is in possession of the ball during a play. This includes rushing and receiving yards gained on offense, yards gained on returns of interceptions and fumbles and yards gained on kickoff, punt and missed field goal returns.

Assistant Coach

A member of a team's coaching staff, other than the head coach.

Astroturf

An artificial grass surface, used for athletic fields.

Attempt

Can refer to a pass attempt in which a quarterback throws the ball to a receiver, a run attempt in which a member of the offense tries to advance the ball as a runner or a kick attempt (punt, field goal, extra point).

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