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C-Gap

What is C-Gap?

In football this refers to the space between the left or right tackle and the tight end.

Sporting Charts explains C-Gap in football

When a running play is called generally it will specify which gap the runner should run towards.  Conversely a defending player might 'shoot the gap' and exploit the space between offensive lineman and the tight end.  Shooting the "B" gap would involve running between the tackle and tight end on either side of the offensive line.

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