quarterback sneak

noun

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 If Judge sticks around, owner John Mara will be committing to a former special teams coach who thinks it’s a good idea to run a quarterback sneak on third-and-9 from his own 4-yard line so that the punter has more room. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, 11 Jan. 2022 Chance Nolan scored on a quarterback sneak with 1:08 to go, and then a scuffle drew unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on both teams, and the Beavers’ Tre’Shaun Harrison was ejected for fighting. oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2021 Ellery would go 3-for-3 through the air on Winton Woods' next drive, calling his own number with a 1-yard quarterback sneak to make it 31-7 going into the intermission. Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 6 Nov. 2021 To reach the next level: Moore wants to further double down on his red-zone calls, including his quarterback sneak tactics after seeming touchdowns by Prescott have flopped in two games. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Mirer kept the ball on a quarterback sneak, was shoved forward by Sutton, then emerged from a scrum for a 28-yard TD run. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Dec. 2021 On the Ravens’ next possession, Jackson converted a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-1 from his own 27. BostonGlobe.com, 7 Nov. 2021 Tagovailoa completed that series with a quarterback sneak into the end zone as Miami took a 22-10 lead with 2:19 to play. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 11 Nov. 2021 Quarterback Dwayne Pryce closed out the scoring in the second half with a two-yard quarterback sneak to account for the final 20-0 score. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, 21 Oct. 2021

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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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14 Jan 2022

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“Quarterback sneak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterback%20sneak. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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quarterback sneak

noun

English Language Learners Definition of quarterback sneak

: 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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