jump pass


: a pass made by a player (as in football or basketball) while jumping

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The hybrid star followed Sainristil as the Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year, followed him to Michigan a year later, and made a big impact transitioning back to the offense with a jump pass against Ohio State and two touchdowns in the Big Ten championship against Purdue. Amin Touri, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2022 Michigan then chewed 7:51 off the clock on their ensuing 15-play drive, with the biggest play coming on a third-and-1. McCarthy handed off to Kalel Mullings — a converted linebacker who hadn’t run the ball in his career before Saturday — who threw a jump pass to Luke Schoonmaker for a gain of 15. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 26 Nov. 2022 Mahomes even stepped up into the pocket and threw a jump pass off his left leg to receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling that gave Kansas City a 10-point lead with 7:08 remaining. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2023 That set up a 2-yard jump pass by tailback Dennis Moody to Joshua Goines with two seconds remaining to give Reedy a 13-7 halftime lead that held as neither team scored in the second half. Rick Kretzschmar, Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2022 Punter Avery Atkins took the snap, sprinted toward the line and threw a jump pass to Jack Mashburn for a 26-yard completion. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 6 Nov. 2021 Sophomore point guard Isaiah Andino (seven points) set up Eason (12 points), driving through the lane and kicking it out to Eason with a jump pass after Eason ran through a double staggered screen to get free. Mike Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 20 Jan. 2023 Henry even got into the act by throwing a 3-yard jump pass to Austin Hooper for a touchdown. Steve Megargee, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Nov. 2022 His 6-yard jump pass touchdown to Miller Forristall in the 2019 win over Tennessee was the last non-QB pass thrown by a Crimson Tide player. Michael Casagrande | Mcasagrande@al.com, al, 22 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jump pass was circa 1948

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“Jump pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20pass. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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