Yards after catch

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Yards After Catch (YAC) is the term used in American football for the distance gained by a receiver after catching a pass.[1] Specifically, it is the forward yardage gained from the spot of the reception until the receiver is downed, runs out of bounds, scores, or loses the ball. YAC should be referred to as RAC for Run After Catch when discussing yards gained on a reception.

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  1. ^ "Washington Post-NFL Football Glossary". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17.