Within college football, the Levels Pass Play is used widely by Oklahoma State and Louisville. June Jones also used it regularly at SMU. And with good reason. The concept is simple. The H and Z receivers all run “IN” routes, while the Y runs a 10-yard dig.
The QB reads the following progression:
- 1st: Dig Route
- 2nd: H-back
- 3rd: Z-back
If M sits, the QB takes the Dig. If the M carries, the QB takes the first In-route.
|QB||Progression Dig-1st In-2nd In. If M sits take the Dig if he carries the Dig vertical take the 1st In
|X||Curl 14 yd
|Y||Dig 10 yd
|H||In 5 yd
|Z||In 5 yd
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