squib kick

noun

Definition of squib kick

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The ensuing squib kick landed out of bounds to give him decent field position, as Lane Kiffin coached Sims through a series of clever sideline passes and nifty scrambles for clock-stopping first downs to preserve the drive. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Alabama-LSU games ranked: Grading the Nick Saban era," 3 Dec. 2020 Pat McAfee, a former NFL punter, reviewed Ms. Fuller’s squib kick, noting the ball didn’t go out of bounds and there was no chance of a return, setting up the defense. Joseph Walljasper, The Christian Science Monitor, "With a kick, Sarah Fuller makes Vanderbilt football history," 30 Nov. 2020 Fuller executed a squib kick that traveled 30 yards before the ball was smothered by Missouri with no chance for a return. Teresa M. Walker, chicagotribune.com, "Sarah Fuller will stick with Vanderbilt football after her historic kick: ‘I’ll stay around as long as they want me, till they like, kick me off’," 29 Nov. 2020 Pat McAfee, a former NFL punter, reviewed Fuller's squib kick, noting the ball didn't go out of bounds and there was no chance of a return, setting up the defense. Joseph Walljasper, Star Tribune, "Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5," 28 Nov. 2020 Pat McAfee, a former NFL punter, reviewed Fuller’s squib kick, noting the ball didn’t go out of bounds and there was no chance of a return, setting up the defense. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Vanderbilt kicker Sarah Fuller becomes first woman to play in Power 5 football game," 28 Nov. 2020 Westminster took over on its own 47-yard line after a squib kick and moved the ball 53 yards in four plays, capped by Musch’s 25-yard touchdown run as the half ended. al, "Brandon Musch scores 5 TDs, Westminster holds off Lee-Huntsville 44-38," 31 Oct. 2020 After the Hoosiers’ drive to tie it at 28-all with 22 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the redshirt senior hit what was supposed to be a deep squib kick right to an up-man on the Lions’ return team. Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, "After big win, Hoosiers willing to accept responsibility for mistakes, too," 27 Oct. 2020 Gostkowski made the extra point, and the Texans fielded a squib kick to send it into overtime. Teresa M. Walker, Houston Chronicle, "Titans rally past Texans in overtime to remain unbeaten," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of squib kick

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Squib kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squib%20kick. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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squib kick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of squib kick

American football : a kickoff in which the ball is kicked so that it bounces along the ground

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