shovel pass

noun

Definition of shovel pass

: a short underhand pass (as in football)

Examples of shovel pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the third quarter with Pitt clinging to a seven-point lead, Dennis busted through the line and made D.J. Uiagalelei's shovel pass look like it was intended for him. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 25 Oct. 2021 Wentz also threw a shovel pass 15 yards to Taylor on Sunday that fell incomplete; though Taylor was wide open. Nat Newell, The Indianapolis Star, 15 Nov. 2021 Senior Seth Fao then converted a leaping shovel pass for a two-point conversion to put Banning up. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2021 Call it the run-version of the Philly Special, the evolution of the shovel pass, a touch-pass/end-around combo, or whatever other combination of words describe Nyheim Hines’ nine-yard first quarter touchdown. Andy Yamashita, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Dec. 2021 Mickey had an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Cortes took a shovel pass 44 yards for a touchdown for a 41-24 lead with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Eric Sondheimer Columnist, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 Three plays later, on a third and 10, Allen threw a shovel pass to Diggs, who staved off Jackson and fought for the extra yardage to convert another critical first down. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Dec. 2021 After Northern Illinois wide receiver Trayvon Rudolph was stopped for no gain on a fourth-and-1 run at the Huskies 34, McCall threw a shovel pass from the option to Bennett for a touchdown on the next play. Mark Didtler, chicagotribune.com, 18 Dec. 2021 Virgin scored on a pair of first-half touchdown runs of 16 and 5 yards before collecting a shovel pass from quarterback Cayden Gent for a 14-yard TD barely two minutes into the second half for a 20-3 Sundevil lead. Rick Hoff, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of shovel pass

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Shovel pass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shovel%20pass. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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