25 Craziest Football Terms and Where They Come from

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25 Craziest Football Terms and Where They Come from
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No one ever questions the football lexicon and it's endless array of odd jargon. But where exactly do terms like "Hail Mary" and "Shotgun" actually come from?

Most football terms actually have a unique and spellbinding history. They can come from former players, coaches or even from other sports like rugby.

Specifically, there are 25 terms that seem the wackiest.

Let's break them down and find out where all the madness began.

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