A Mack Brown juke depicted.
A Mack Brown juke depicted.

A juke is a move in most forms of American football used to evade a tackler by deception, and thus without need of a stiff arm.[1] It can also be called sidestepping.

A typical juke involves a ball-carrier faking as if he will run one way, then planting his foot and running the opposite.[2][3] When this is done against the flow of play, it is called a cutback.

Spin move

One variation on the common juke is a spin move.

See also


  1. ^ "Clipping from The Pantagraph on Newspapers.com". Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "How to Do a Juke Move in Football". Essortment. 29 January 2008.
  3. ^ "This juke was so devastating that the guy who did it backflipped afterward". ESPN.com.