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Wide Receiver

wide re*ceiv*er

What Is The Definition Of Wide Receiver In Football?

1. The wide receiver is an offensive position player in football who is primarily used as a pass catcher.

The wide receivers line up on the far ends of the line of scrimmage or on either end of the line of scrimmage. The receivers also tend to be the most skilled and fastest players on the field at the time, and are usually the key players in most passing plays.

Examples Of How Wide Receiver Is Used In Commentary

1. The wide receiver lines up at the far-side of the field, and runs a deep route alongside the sideline where the quarterback throws a perfect back shoulder fade for a completion.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

Also Known As:

1. Receiver
2. Wide-out

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