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What Is A Wheel Route?

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Bobby Hoying, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. Bobby Hoying

    Bobby Hoying Newbie

    Is it a screen pass? During the PSU game Musberger said something about the Buckeyes using a wheel route for a surprise.
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    usually it's when a reciever/running back runs 5 yards forward then runs 5 yards toward the sidelines and then turns back upfield for about 10-20 yards.

    The reason teams do this is if someone is biting on the out route this is the perfect thing to do. So the corner/whoever comes up thinking he's running a simpel 5 yard route then all the sudden the offensive player runs back up field

    imagine seeing the field like on TV. Now drawl a block S near the top.
  3. Deety

    Deety The Best Damn Backups in the Land Staff Member

    Found this...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6_3aDjjlc0"]YouTube - LSU Wheel Route[/ame]

    And this (click Ohio State Offense graphic).
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2007
  4. txbuckeye1983

    txbuckeye1983 We are the innovators, they are the imitators

    A wheel route is a deep route usually ran by a slot receiver, tight end, or tailback. It is a route that starts out like a route to the flats, but ends up turning upfield along the sideline. It is most effective when ran in conjunction with a deep post against cover 2 or by a quick back matched up with a linebacker in man coverage.
  5. Bobby Hoying

    Bobby Hoying Newbie

    Thanks for the help! :biggrin:
  6. Tlangs

    Tlangs Owner of the Tressel Jacket

    #13 ran a wheel route against Michigan for a 20-25 yard gain which helped to set up the option play to Mo Hall in 2002
  7. Deety

    Deety The Best Damn Backups in the Land Staff Member

  8. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    #81 is running a wheel route:

  9. jlb1705

    jlb1705 Undefeated in 2015 Staff Member Bookie

    You would think former St. Henry HS, Ohio State & NFL QB Bobby Hoying would know what a wheel route is. :wink2:
  10. MD Buckeye

    MD Buckeye BP Soft Verbal Staff Member BP Recruiting Team Bookie '13&14 BPCFFB II Champ

    Double Wheelies, FTW!!!!!!!!!
  11. ScarletBlood31

    ScarletBlood31 Buckeye in Blacksburg

    Now just imagine it about 3 times slower, and you have the Big Ten version... :tongue2:
    fourteenandoh likes this.
  12. Bobby Hoying

    Bobby Hoying Newbie

    Well, I've been concentrating on real estate for the last few years and forgot all about routes.

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