College football play card signs serve 2 main purposes. The first, they enable players to digest complex play calls at higher speeds (by breaking things up into simple and memorable symbols). This means that they can speed up the offense. The second thing they do is make excellent social media posts. We’ve handpicked some of our favourite play card sign social media posts and broken the subjects of them into 4 categories. After that – we devised a way for you to make your very own play card sign!
1. Cartoon Characters
From Arthur to to Loonie Toons to Spiderman to Family Guy, cartoon characters and symbols are a common site on play card signs.
Hit em with the old Stewie Taco Bell 🔥 and they’ll never see it coming. pic.twitter.com/jXtWqIP76Z
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 20, 2015
I love sideline play-call cards in college football. Because you want to run Arthur, but the defense really says Vin Diesel is the call. pic.twitter.com/Uv8CtKeXua
— Greg Auman (@gregauman) January 9, 2017
2. Music, Movies & TV
Movie stars, rappers, comedians and singers – if you’re kind of a big deal, you might make it onto a college football play card sign.
Check out Auburn’s play cards.
They’re ridiculously good looking pic.twitter.com/e30OavdZjm
— ESPN (@espn) January 7, 2014
3. Social Media, Memes & Emojis
Everybody’s got their go-to emojis. Same applies for college football teams. 💯
You just need to hold up some play cards like college football 😂 pic.twitter.com/QO3u4ne9gD
— Billy (@BillyLong07) July 26, 2016
4. Other sports teams, coaches and players
It’s gotten to the point that they sometimes troll the opposing team’s coaches by including them in their play card signs – that’s awesome!
— Needles56 (@Needles56) September 12, 2015