buck lateral

noun

Definition of buck lateral

: a football play in which the back who receives the pass from center either (1) bucks into the line with the ball after faking a handoff to a teammate who in turn fakes a pitchout or (2) fakes a buck into the line after giving the ball to a teammate who in turn may lateral the ball, hand it off, keep it and run with it, or drop back and pass

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“Buck lateral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buck%20lateral. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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