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The Huddle ( English for heap ) refers to the gathering of players in American football and Canadian football , are discussed in the moves and strategies. The quarterback gives his teammates the execution of the next move and the snap count . For his part, the quarterback is in contact with the coaches by radio in professional football. A no-huddle offense waives the huddle , either out of time constraints or to put pressure on the opposing defense. The moves are announced by the quarterback on the line of scrimmage .

The modern huddle as a circle was invented by Paul D. Hubbard , quarterback at Gallaudet University , according to his own statements . Gallaudet was one of the first schools for the hearing impaired. With the formation of the circle, Hubbard prevented his instructions from being read by the opposing team. In Canadian football , the huddle was introduced in 1925 by Frank Shaughnessy at McGill University .

Web links

Commons : Huddle  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Gannon, Jack. 1981. Deaf Heritage: Narrative History of Deaf America , Silver Spring, MD: National Association of the Deaf, pp. 272, 276 ( PDF )
  2. James H. Marsh (Ed.): The Canadian Encyclopedia . 1999, ISBN 978-0-7710-2099-5 , pp. 881 . and football ( English, French ) In: The Canadian Encyclopedia . Retrieved September 12, 2019.