Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



crack +‎ back


crackback (plural crackbacks)

  1. (American football) A block in which the blocker, positioned wide, blocks back towards where the ball was snapped.
    • 2007 January 3, The Associated Press, “Saban Needs More Time to Mull Alabama Offer”, in New York Times[1]:
      Mike Pereira, the league’s director of officiating, said Wade did not commit an illegal crackback block because he was blocking upfield and not back toward the ball.