quarterback sneak


Definition of quarterback sneak

: a usually quick run with the ball by a quarterback into the middle of the offensive line

Examples of quarterback sneak in a Sentence

He ran a quarterback sneak up the middle for a touchdown.
Recent Examples on the Web Facing a third-and-goal with less than a minute remaining, Gebbia lunged toward the end zone on a quarterback sneak in pursuit of the go-ahead touchdown. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Tristan Gebbia’s injury ‘significantly more serious’ than thought, Oregon State Beavers may turn to Chance Nolan vs. Utah," 1 Dec. 2020 From the moment, Le'Raven Clark stepped in to replace him, the Colts scored 12 more points -- on another Brissett quarterback sneak early in the fourth quarter and a late T.Y. Hilton touchdown reception -- both coming with the game well out of hand. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Titans trample Colts 45-26, seize control of AFC South," 29 Nov. 2020 The field goal was preceded by Bentley getting picked off by Elijah Molden, while the Morris-to-Otton score came after the Huskies stuffed Bentley on a fourth-and-1 quarterback sneak. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah blows 21-0 halftime lead in 24-21 loss to Washington," 29 Nov. 2020 Arizona’s Zane Gonzalez missed a 49-yard field-goal attempt with 1:53 to play, and Miami ran out the clock, with Tagovailoa converting a third-and-1 snap on a quarterback sneak with 50 seconds to play. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa: ‘The stage wasn’t too big for him’," 9 Nov. 2020 Herbert scored on a quarterback sneak to cap an 11-play, 37-yard drive with 4:25 left in the first half to trim Miami’s lead to, 14-7. Safid Deen, sun-sentinel.com, "Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins win fifth in a row, topping Justin Herbert, Chargers," 15 Nov. 2020 Instead, the Colts took advantage of the opportunity my marching down the field and effectively ending the game with Jacoby Brissett's two-yard touchdown run on a quarterback sneak. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Insider: First-place Colts ride Nyheim Hines, specials teams and defense to beat Titans," 13 Nov. 2020 On a fourth-and-inches at the Eagles' 44, Ben DiNucci ran a quarterback sneak and barely got a yard. David Moore, Dallas News, "Cowboys-Eagles notebook: Ben DiNucci sums up his first NFL start; Greg Zuerlein finds a way to beat the wind," 2 Nov. 2020 Wyatt Begeal scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak and subsequent 2-point run with no time remaining to lift the Knights to a 22-21 victory against New Braunfels. David Hinojosa, ExpressNews.com, "Judson jumps to No. 1in 6A/5A E-N Rankings," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of quarterback sneak

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quarterback sneak was in 1904

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3 Dec 2020

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“Quarterback sneak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterback%20sneak. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of quarterback sneak

American football : a play in which the quarterback runs forward immediately after receiving the ball instead of handing it or throwing it to another player

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