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If you're a receiver it is important because if your reaction time is off by just a bit, you could end up like Joshua Cribbs. If you are a quarterback it is important so you don't fumble the snap when you hike the ball.

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Footballers need reaction time because the quicker the time the faster the footballer can respond to the stimulus.

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When you can react quicker from the snap you can get the jump on opposition unpenalized

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