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 On Friday night, with one second left, Sereno scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard quarterback sneak to enable Simi Valley to advance to the Division 6 final with a 32-29 win over Huntington Beach. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Bart Starr scored on a quarterback sneak behind a Jerry Kramer block to give the Packers a 21-17 victory. BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2023 When Simpson scored on a quarterback sneak to seal the game with 33 seconds remaining, there was Milroe, stepping out to hug his fellow QB on the way back to the sideline. Matt Stahl | Mstahl@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Oregon State scored on its first possession after driving 65 yards, the touchdown coming on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Gulbranson. oregonlive, 12 Nov. 2022 The Eagles had success with it as Hurts went 36 of 39 on quarterback sneaks in the 2022 season. Victoria Hernandez, USA TODAY, 1 Mar. 2023 The Philadelphia Eagles, perhaps more than any other team in the NFL, have mastered the rugby style quarterback sneak. Chantz Martin, Fox News, 28 Sep. 2023 Ryan tried a quarterback sneak, and was stuffed short of the line. The Indianapolis Star, 18 Dec. 2022 In the third quarter, the Panthers brought in Young’s backup, Andy Dalton, presumably to run a quarterback sneak on fourth-and-inches. Steve Reed, BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quarterback sneak was in 1904

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“Quarterback sneak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quarterback%20sneak. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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