screen pass


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

Examples of screen pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alabama’s first drive also ended with a punt after a screen pass to John Metchie and swing pass to Brian Robinson went nowhere. Mike Rodak |, al, 13 Nov. 2021 But Purdue iced it with a 46-yard screen pass on the first play and a third-and-10 conversion with about 4 minutes to play deep in MSU territory. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 6 Nov. 2021 Earlier, tailback Tiyon Evans scored a 47-yard touchdown catch off a screen pass to tie the game 7-7. Edgar Thompson,, 25 Sep. 2021 Burton, who also had a 20-yard screen pass, scored the first rushing touchdown of his seven-year career. Jeff Fedotin, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 On Auburn’s sixth possession, the Tigers opened the scoring when T.J. Finley threw a quick screen pass to his left to Kobe Hudson, who ran past a falling defender and broke another tackle, scoring from 15 yards out. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 27 Nov. 2021 That was a screen pass that flew parallel to the line of scrimmage. Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2021 The Titans opted for a screen pass but Madonna was intercepted by Weaver, who cashed in on the gift with 17 seconds left in the half. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, 20 Nov. 2021 The Summit defense got the Storm on the board after senior linebacker Grant Smith picked off Jones’ screen pass attempt and returned the interception 26 yards for the touchdown to give the Storm a 7-6 lead. oregonlive, 19 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of screen pass

1920, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2022

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“Screen pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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


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