a play in which the quarterback drops back as if to pass, then hands off to a running back. drop kick - a kick in which the ball is allowed to hit the ground before it is kicked. It was effectively used as a method of kicking field goals in the early history of football, but unheard of today, although it is still legal. eligible receivers - offensive players who may legally catch a forward pass. end - a player position, either on offense or defense
(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
A fake pass which ends with one of the backs carrying the ball after the defensive linemen are "drawn" in on the pass rush
a play in which the quarterback drops back as if to pass, then hands off to a running back or runs with the ball himself. Contrast with scramble
often used against a blitz, the quarterback will step back as if to throw the ball but will give the ball to a running back who will go for an opening in the defense
A draw is a type of American football play that "tricks" the defense into thinking a pass is being thrown, when in fact a running play has been called. The draw play can be considered the opposite of the play action pass. The idea behind a draw play is to attack aggressive, pass-rushing defenses by "drawing" them upfield, therefore leaving more room to run the ball.