shovel pass


: a short underhand pass (as in football)

Examples of shovel pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With three wide receivers wide left, Dunn hit a quick shovel pass to Tait Moore, who took it 33 yards for the touchdown. Ben Thomas |, al, 8 Sep. 2023 Kelce was able to find the end zone later in the half as a shovel pass from Mahomes saw strong hands from the veteran tight end, who used some offensive linemen pushing to force his way into the end zone with eight seconds left. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 22 Oct. 2023 However, his 73-yard score with a shovel pass against Missouri State and his 68-yard burst for a touchdown on the second snap of the second half against the Rebels were among the standouts. Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, 24 June 2023 Bradley then hit tight end DJ Thomas-Jones with a shovel pass for two points and a 21-point advantage. Creg Stephenson |, al, 29 Oct. 2022 Daniel Jones hit Chris Myarick for a 1-yard touchdown pass, then found Saquon Barkley on a shovel pass for the 2-point conversion with 1:06 left, giving the New York Giants a 21-20 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and making Brian Daboll a winner in his coaching debut. Teresa M. Walker, Hartford Courant, 12 Sep. 2022 Foles was sacked on a play that center Wesley French was beaten, a shovel pass to Michael Jacobson with a huge hole was blown up by backup offensive tackle Ryan Van Demark running into the tight end and D’Vonte Price had little room on three carries, including his live carry at the goal line. The Indianapolis Star, 19 Aug. 2022 Bridgewater’s 2-yard shovel pass to Raheem Mostert made it 14-7. Dan Shaughnessy,, 1 Jan. 2023 After that play though, the best the Browns could draw up was a 1-yard shovel pass to their No. 2 tight end Harrison Bryant. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 23 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shovel pass was in 1940

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“Shovel pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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