screen pass

noun

Definition of screen pass 

: a forward pass in football to a receiver at or behind the line of scrimmage who is protected by a screen of blockers

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An Ohio State penalty, Miami's first sack of the game, and an incomplete screen pass to Clarett brought up fourth-and-14. Scott Tinley, SI.com, "An Oral History of the 2003 Fiesta Bowl Between Miami, Ohio State," 4 Jan. 2013 Georgia sniffed out a screen pass, Tagovailoa couldn't pick up his next option and Georgia dumped the youngster for a 16-yard loss. USA TODAY, "Column: Nick Saban's 6th championship is the best of all," 9 Jan. 2018 Cornelius Williams scored on a 16-yard run, Eric Wright caught a screen pass from Jackson Darlington and went 60 yards for a score, and Jecoryan Davis-Hamilton caught an 11-yard TD pass to cap the first quarter scoring. Chris Hays, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Apopka wins two in spring football jamboree at Pine Ridge," 24 May 2018 Facing a third and 7 early in the fourth quarter, Ajayi took a screen pass from Nick Foles and ran down the left sideline for a 32-yard gain. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "After being traded by the Dolphins, Jay Ajayi wants redemption. This is his revenge plan.," 17 Jan. 2018 Of course, these metrics lump in all sorts of throws, from shallow crosses to screen passes to quick slants. Robert Klemko, SI.com, "What Analytics Say About Baker Mayfield," 22 Mar. 2018 He was totally exposed in this game; lack of strong arm, lack of hitting the out pattern, lack of hitting screen passes, lack of mobility, etc. Gary Sack, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Badgers football chat with Jeff Potrykus," 6 Dec. 2017 Los Angeles trimmed the lead to 19-13 with 10:49 to play, but the Falcons made another drive highlighted by that beautiful screen pass from a blitz-avoiding Bryant to Sanu. Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com, "Where the Saints will play next week if they win Sunday against Panthers," 7 Jan. 2018 Los Angeles trimmed the lead to 19-13 with 10:49 to play, but the Falcons made another drive highlighted by a beautiful 52-yard screen pass from a blitz-avoiding Bryant to Mohamed Sanu. USA TODAY, "Falcons show playoff poise in 26-13 win over upstart LA Rams," 6 Jan. 2018

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screen pass

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American football : a pass to a receiver who is behind the line of scrimmage and is protected by a line of blockers

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