Air option

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The air option is a system of offensive plays in American football used mostly at the collegiate and high school level. Like other option offense attacks, the air option relies on a series of "choices" (options) by the quarterback on whether to run, pitch, or throw a forward pass on a given play. The air option emphasizes passing more than other option-based attacks, such as the flexbone formation or the wishbone formation, due to its inclusion of 3 wide receivers as part of its base formation.

The air option was pioneered by Homer Rice, former athletic director of Georgia Tech.[citation needed]