jump pass

noun

Definition of jump pass

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

Examples of jump pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their third touchdown drive, Mahomes faked a jump pass to throw off two blitzing defenders and then fired a third-down completion to his right while scrambling to his left. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Five Things We Learned from the Ravens’ 34-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs," 29 Sep. 2020 This legalized Nagurski’s jump pass and made him a dual threat on offense. The Si Staff, SI.com, "100 Figures Who Shaped the NFL’s First Century," 28 Aug. 2019 So instead, Henry finished off the drive with a jump pass to Corey Davis out of the Wildcat to put the Titans up 21-6. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Titans stun top-seeded Ravens, seal spot in AFC Championship Game," 12 Jan. 2020 What made Oladipo a first-team All-NBA Defensive player for 2017-18 was his ability to jump passing lanes to get the Pacers in transition. J. Michael, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers Victor Oladipo on game-tying 3: 'I learned that from Kobe'," 30 Jan. 2020 Last week, Henry threw a jump pass for a touchdown against Baltimore. oregonlive, "NFL Playoffs 2020: Kansas City advances to Super Bowl 54 after defeating the Tennessee Titans in AFC Championship game," 20 Jan. 2020 TRICKERY Last week, Henry threw a jump pass for a touchdown against Baltimore. Barry Wilner, Houston Chronicle, "Patrick Mahomes lifts Chiefs over Titans and into Super Bowl," 19 Jan. 2020 Henry took a direct snap, then flipped a jump pass to the back of the end zone as Tennessee took a 21-6 lead with 6:54 left in the third quarter. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Derrick Henry: ‘The only player in NFL history …’," 12 Jan. 2020 Quarterback Trevor Lawrence drove the Tigers 94 yards in just four plays, connecting with Travis Etienne on a jump pass for a 34-yard touchdown to take the lead with 1:49 left. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, "Clemson back in title game after rallying past Ohio State 29-23 in Fiesta Bowl," 29 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of jump pass

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Jump pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20pass. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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