shovel pass


Definition of shovel pass

: a short underhand pass (as in football)

Examples of shovel pass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That left Scott to hop up and scramble before unloading a shovel pass to Crosby. Mark Inabinett |, al, "JK Scott punts, passes in Packers’ playoff victory," 17 Jan. 2021 Ridley's 54-yard catch-and-run set up Matt Ryan's 5-yard shovel pass to Hayden Hurst for the game's first touchdown. George Henry, ajc, "Koo's miss adds to Falcons' long list of ways to lose games," 28 Dec. 2020 Ben Roethlisberger is 5-10 for 42 yards, but 14 of them came on a shovel pass out of the backfield. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, "Live updates: Cincinnati Bengals down to Pittsburgh Steelers at halftime," 15 Nov. 2020 Running out of real estate, Tobin's shovel pass to Coby Tabet, who reversed field and outran multiple defenders for a 70-yard touchdown. The Arizona Republic, "Week 7 Arizona HS football roundup: Scottsdale Christian wins battle of unbeatens," 13 Nov. 2020 Following another interception on Ursuline’s next possession, this time a pick by Ryan Globokar on the opposite sideline near Lake Catholic, the Cougars added another score with Vincent taking Malchesky’s shovel pass 11 yards to score. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Joe Malchesky, Charlie Vincent power Lake Catholic past shorthanded Youngstown Ursuline, 35-7, for regional crown," 8 Nov. 2020 Nine plays and 65 yards later, Bridgewater found his No. 1 man in Moore again, tossing a shovel pass his way that turned into a 7-yard touchdown to give them their only lead of the game. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Saints stretch out to beat Panthers with inches to spare, a 'Who Dat' chant to remember," 25 Oct. 2020 Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray built an 11-play drive, capped by a shovel pass to wide receiver Christian Kirk for a 6-yard touchdown. Knockdown. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "What led to Cowboys' knockout in loss to Arizona? Dallas' own devastating turnover problems," 20 Oct. 2020 Eleven plays later from the Dallas 6, Kirk went in motion, first to the left, then back to the right, and Murray tossed him a tiny shovel pass that Kirk took into the end zone for the Cardinals’ first touchdown. Bob Mcmanaman, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Cardinals force four turnovers, crush Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football," 19 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of shovel pass

1940, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2021

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“Shovel pass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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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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