TRACK STAR

What is TRACK STAR?

TRACK STAR meaning a three tapper who is trying out for the football team and who is an excellent athlete; these guys can run very fast, jump high, or throw hard; unfortunately for football, they cannot or will not remember and execute more complex tasks like blocking the right defender or running the correct pass route or staying home to stop a counter play when they see flow away from them; their athletic ability will pay off in, say, a 100-meter dash where they starting blocks, lines painted on the track, and the tape being held at the finish line prevent them from getting lost as they would in most football situations; in football, their athletic ability is irrelevant because running the wrong way, however fast, is fatal to the team’s success; trying to use track stars is one of the most common mistakes that football coaches make

 

reference: John T. Reed: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL TERMS