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.

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