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

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Ekeler then went 55 yards on a screen pass on Los Angeles’ first drive of the third quarter to extend its lead to 24-9. Joe Reedy, The Denver Post, "Austin Ekeler scores 3 TDs in Chargers’ OT win over Colts," 8 Sep. 2019 But Al-Shaair managed to do just that with a textbook read-and-react tackle on a screen pass in the third quarter of the preseason opener. Eric Branch,, "Seven 49ers to watch vs. Broncos," 19 Aug. 2019 Murray worked on just about everything during the team’s first padded practice and seemed to throw more screen passes than in previous drills and 11-on-11 work. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Daily Kyler Murray report: Electricity returns to Arizona Cardinals camp," 27 July 2019 The Wildcats defense held Florida to three points on a 32-yard field goal on the following drive thanks in large point to an offensive pass interference penalty and an impressive open-field tackle from cornerback Brandin Echols on a screen pass. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football falls short of second straight Florida win on late missed field goal," 15 Sep. 2019 Mariota’s screen pass to running back Derrick Henry turned into a 75-yard touchdown in the third quarter. oregonlive, "Former Ducks Marcus Mariota, Arik Armstead post strong performances; how NFL players with Oregon ties fared in Week 1," 10 Sep. 2019 During a season-opening win against Miami, Toney used his instincts, remarkable cutting ability and acceleration to turn a screen pass into a 66-yard touchdown. Edgar Thompson,, "UF WR Kadarius Toney out, CB CJ Henderson doubtful for Gators," 9 Sep. 2019 Klein Oak scored all points in the first half via Troy Smith’s 67-yard run, Montrell Bolten’s 38-yard screen pass to Elyjaiah Durden and a 21-yard field goal from Griffin Kohl. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Klein sports notebook: Tigers, Panthers earn shutout wins to open season," 4 Sep. 2019 Before the end of the quarter, Milford's Johnson found Ward on the right for a 20-yard screen pass to put Milford up 14-6. Scott Springer,, "Ohio high school football: Milford blasts Loveland, 47-13, for Miami Township Victory Bell," 13 Sep. 2019

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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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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