Q:

What does "ATH" stand for in football?

A:

In football terminology, ATH stands for athlete. Players who are eligible for recruitment are listed by position, name and school. If a football player does not have a strong position specialty or can play a wide range of positions, he is listed as ATH.

A player listed as ATH is more versatile because he can be groomed to specialize in a position of the coach's choosing; thanks to his athleticism, he is able to play one of several different positions on the field. The Seattle Seahawks' outstanding cornerback, Richard Sherman, played wide receiver, punt returner and defensive back in high school; therefore, he was listed as ATH during recruitment to Stanford.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What do football referee letters stand for?

    A:

    The official referee of the game will have an "R" somewhere on their uniform that stands for "referee." A uniform with the letter "U" stands for "umpire," the letter "H" or "HL" stands for "head linesman," "L" or "LJ" stands for "line judge" and "S" or "SJ" stands for "side judge."

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why is football so popular?

    A:

    The popularity of football can be contributed to the many historic, celebrated traditions that the season brings to fans all across the country. Mascots, rivalries, marching bands and school chants are among the traditions that makeup the camaraderie of football.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How big is a football field?

    A:

    A regulation football playing field is 100 yards in length. However, the actual length of a football field can be longer due to extended areas that aren't traditionally in the field of play.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is agility in football?

    A:

    Agility is a football player's ability to make quick movements while maintaining balance and speed. Some examples of agile football activities include a running back dodging a defender, a cornerback's rapid change of direction and a lineman's ability to stay in front of a moving rusher. All these activities require quick movements without the drastic loss of balance or speed.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore