Nomenclature - U

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TermDefinition
UTE aligned off the LOS
U-BackRB (typically a FB) aligned in the backfield at a wing depth
UmpireThe official typically lined up near the LBs on the defense (moved in the NFL)
Unbalanced LineAn offensive line in which there are more linemen on one side of the ball than the other
Under FrontWhen the defensive line is shifted away from the play strength
UpfieldFor an offense: further toward the defense, same as downfield. For a defense: into the offensive backfield.
UprightsThe Field Goal Posts
U BlockA specific type of "X block" between a TE and a OT on the playside of a play.
U-TETE aligned off the LOS

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