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A-Gap

What is A-Gap?

In football this refers to the space between the center and the left or right guard.

Sporting Charts explains A-Gap in football

When a running play is called generally it will specify which gap the runner should hit.  Conversely a defending player might 'shoot the gap' and exploit the space between offensive lineman.  Shooting the "A" gap would involve running between the center and guard.

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