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 That was a 71-yard touchdown on a screen pass from St. Ama to Jahbez Hawkins that cut Prosper’s lead to 20-10 with 4:28 left in the third quarter. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, "A relentless and swarming defense powers Prosper into regional final game for second straight season," 27 Dec. 2020 Montgomery’s touchdown also marked the first time the Bears offense had scored from its side of midfield since Tarik Cohen’s 70-yard touchdown on a screen pass from Mitch Trubisky against the New York Jets on Oct. 28, 2018. Colleen Kane,, "The Chicago Bears hit 3 milestones Sunday, including David Montgomery’s 80-yard TD run and Allen Robinson’s 1,000-yard season," 14 Dec. 2020 The drive was aided by a 20-yard screen pass from Johnston to Stanley on 3rd-and-10 at the UAB 29-yard line. Evan Dudley, al, "Quarter-by-quarter look at UAB’s 21-16 win over Rice," 13 Dec. 2020 Mitchell revealed that the game-sealing 13-yard screen pass to Chubb in Jacksonville was a happy accident. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Stump Mitchell on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt each getting 1,000 yards: ‘That’s going to happen’," 4 Dec. 2020 Coach Kevin Stefanski opened with a a screen pass to David Njoku. Terry Pluto, cleveland, "Browns & Ravens: 2 TDs for Nick Chubb & Lamar Jackson – Halftime Scribbles, Terry Pluto," 15 Dec. 2020 Pitts did have a 15-yard catch on third down to set up a 2-yard touchdown for Toney off a screen pass. Edgar Thompson,, "UF coach Dan Mullen brushes off Texas coaching rumors," 6 Dec. 2020 Despite Mark Ingram’s 144 rushing yards, Bama couldn’t find the end zone, until McElroy found superstar receiver Julio Jones on a screen pass to the left, and No. 8 did the rest. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Alabama-LSU top 10 plays of the Nick Saban era," 4 Dec. 2020 Instead, Bond was incomplete on a deep attempt to speedy Kaileb Raiford, then lost 1 yard on a screen pass to Raiford, and Lakeshore called their final timeout to set up a third-and-11 from their own 9. Jim Derry | Staff Writer,, "Sam Willie, Lakeshore use strong first-half finish to surge past Pearl River, 41-14," 14 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of screen pass

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Screen pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of screen pass

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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