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50 Defense

What is 50 Defense?

Sometimes referred to as the "Oklahoma Defense", the 50 defense structure involves 5 defensive lineman (1 nose, 2 defensive tackles, and 2 defensive ends) on the line of scrimmage and 2 linebackers behind them.  This defensive setup is similar to the 3-4, and primarily used to stop teams that run the ball.

Sporting Charts explains 50 Defense

The 50 defense is popular in youth football because it stacks players up on the line of scrimmage to stop the runningback.  It's also common in the 50 defense for the safety to cheat up and become a 3rd linebacker.

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