shovel pass


Definition of shovel pass 

: a short underhand pass (as in football)

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Dinson left with a shoulder ailment after getting injured on the first play of the second quarter when Cedric Chambers fumbled on a shovel pass. Mark Inabinett,, "When Auburn expects Jeremiah Dinson, Jordyn Peters back from A-Day injuries," 23 Apr. 2018 Dinson injured his shoulder on the first play of the second quarter when Cedric Chambers fumbled the ball on a shovel pass and T.D. Moultry recovered it for the defense. Tom Green,, "3 more Auburn players injured on A-Day, 3 veterans held out," 7 Apr. 2018 Struggling to keep her pivot foot at the top of the arc amid a double-team, her shovel pass found a wide-open Sabally for a layup and a 62-46 lead with 7:32 remaining. Andrew Greif,, "Ducks women stay put, Beavers move up in AP poll," 22 Jan. 2018 Stephen Sullivan had a hand in a pair of other big gains on runs by Derrius Guice and Drake Davis helped clear a spot near the goal line for J.D. Moore on his 11-yard shovel pass touchdown. Christopher Dabe,, "LSU wideouts find cause to celebrate despite zero catches at Ole Miss," 26 Oct. 2017 So, that shovel pass that Washington State quarterback Luke Falk deployed to such efficiency on Saturday night against Montana State? Stefanie Loh, The Seattle Times, "Watch: WSU’s Mike Leach makes fun of QBs who can’t shovel pass: ‘It’d be embarrassing if I couldn’t do it’," 4 Sep. 2017 The 49ers’ only touchdown came on a 22-yard shovel pass to Breida. Jeff Mclane,, "Film Breakdown: The return of the good Mychal Kendricks," 1 Nov. 2017 The 11-yard shovel pass touchdown from Etling to Moore in the third quarter put LSU ahead 30-16. Christopher Dabe,, "Ed Orgeron wins at Ole Miss as Derrius Guice runs wild for LSU: final score, stats and analysis," 21 Oct. 2017 McCaffrey, who caught 22 passes in Carolina's 3-1 start, caught a shovel pass from Cam Newton and ran 6 yards for a touchdown that tied the game at 10 in the second quarter. USA TODAY, "The Latest: Reporter at center of Newton flap takes time off," 8 Oct. 2017

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1940, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shovel pass

American football : a short pass made by throwing the ball underhand or with a sidearm motion

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