A failure to hold a ball when once in the hands.
To handle awkwardly; to fumble; to fail to hold, as a ball, in catching it.
(sports) dropping the ball
fail to catch, as of a ball
a ball not caught in the air or on one bounce
an unsuccessful attempt to catch a ball in which the player makes contact with the ball
an unsuccessful attempt to catch or recover a ball that is touched in the attempt
When a player drops a punt and the ball becomes free for players from both teams to gather up.
The touching of a loose ball by a player in an unsuccessful attempt to obtain possession.
a loose ball that is dropped or mishandled while the player is attempting to gain possession.
A muff is the drop of a punt that was never under control. Not to be confused with a fumble.