squib kick


: a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground

Examples of squib kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Hafley immediately gave the ball back to his offense by calling for a squib kick that Luca Lombardi executed to perfection, and Victor Nelson recovered the fumbled return at the Seminoles’ 26. Trevor Hass, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Sep. 2023 Scales returned the opening squib kick 28 yards to the Leo 45. Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Elder nearly rallied on the ensuing squib kick, running it back from the 14-yard line with a fumble that kept the play going to the St. Edward 40. Matt Goul, cleveland, 9 Sep. 2023 When the 50-yard three-pointer consumed five seconds, Staley could’ve chosen a deep squib kick to burn up several of the nine remaining seconds. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 The Spartans’ squib kick rolls to Jake Overman, who runs it ahead to the 34, and the Beavers will begin their drive from there. Nick Daschel | Ndaschel@oregonian.com, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2023 There was just one squib kick and no fair catches on kickoffs in the first week of the preseason, an NFL spokesman said. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Aug. 2023 Despite the promises of more safety, kickers and special teams coaches across the league largely opposed to the rule change, and as a result, could increase the chance of more squib kicks. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 24 May 2023 In a typical college game, no one would have cared about a single squib kick. John Talty | Jtalty@al.com, al, 29 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squib kick was circa 1956

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“Squib kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squib%20kick. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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