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

No Packer fan will ever forget his quarterback sneak in the Ice Bowl. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Green Bay Packers dedicate 2019 NFL season to Bart Starr," 15 Sep. 2019 But Tom Brady ends things with a quarterback sneak -- caps a drive that went eight plays and 65 yards. BostonGlobe.com, "So much for a 2019 version of the Miami Miracle.," 15 Sep. 2019 Santiago, which had beaten Costa Mesa in the teams’ previous three meetings, trimmed the deficit when Bernardo Monroy’s two-yard quarterback sneak made it 21-12 with 2:06 left in the game. Daily Pilot, "Costa Mesa football ends 16-game losing streak with win over Santiago," 30 Aug. 2019 The Rebels proceeded to immediately answer by calmly marching 73 yards on five consecutive rushes, capped by a one-yard quarterback sneak from Sawyer. Al.com Reports, al, "Birmingham HS football roundup: Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Thompson and Bessemer City earn wins," 30 Aug. 2019 Morris intercepted Tittle and returned the ball 61 yards to the Giants’ 5-yard line, leading to a tying quarterback sneak by Bill Wade and changing the momentum of the game. Will Larkin, chicagotribune.com, "Ranking the 100 best Bears players ever: No. 50, Larry Morris," 17 July 2019 Americans didn’t get to the moon on a quarterback sneak. Washington Post, "‘No pass, no play’ part of Perot legacy," 10 July 2019 One example popped up with Riveron a couple of weeks ago when a reporter asked how officials would view it when Tom Brady dove for a quarterback sneak. Larry Holder, NOLA.com, "Safety, skepticism come with NFL's crown of the helmet rule," 6 June 2018 Their eyes were all fixed on the rows of bikes and T-shirts as the quarterback sneaked in behind them. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Watch as Panthers' Cam Newton surprises Special Olympics athletes with shopping spree | Charlotte Observer," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quarterback sneak

1904, in the meaning defined above

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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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