punt formation


Definition of punt formation

: an offensive football formation in which a back making a punt stands approximately 10 yards behind the line and the other backs are in blocking position close to the line

Examples of punt formation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a crazy minute to start the fourth quarter, Gardendale lost 31 yards on a bad snap in punt formation at the Gardendale 31. al, 13 Nov. 2021 In punt formation to start the second quarter, Pandy took a direct snap and ran 32 yards for a first down. Michael Lev, The Arizona Republic, 1 Nov. 2021 After initially lining up to go for it on fourth down, the Texans shifted back to a punt formation. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Oct. 2021 Tight end Matt Alaimo, a former quarterback who was lined up as a blocker, took the direct snap on a punt formation and tried to complete a pass. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 3 Oct. 2021 The Comets surprisingly showed punt formation on fourth, but the Thunderhawks weren’t fooled. Evan Merrill, The Enquirer, 18 Sep. 2021 On fourth-and-one at their own 30, the Wolverines lined up in a punt formation. Rainer Sabin, Detroit Free Press, 12 Sep. 2021 Passing out of the punt formation in his career, Koch has completed all seven of his pass attempts for 82 yards. Jacob Calvin Meyer, baltimoresun.com, 26 Aug. 2021 McCarron threw one pass last season, and that came with Houston in punt formation. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 10 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of punt formation

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Punt formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/punt%20formation. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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