tackling a ball carrier who intends to throw a forward pass. A sack is also awarded if a player forces a fumble of the ball, or the ball carrier to go out of bounds, behind the line of scrimmage on an apparent intended forward pass play. The term gained currency ca. 1970.
when the quarterback is tackled in the offenses own backfield, it is a sacking. The offensive team would lose yards because the quarterback would be behind the line of scrimmage at the time of the sack
This term refers to a defensive player who tackles the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage. This play results in a loss of yardage by the offense. Any member of the defense can sack the quarterback, but it most often occurs by linebackers or defensive linemen.
A quantity of Portland cement; 94 pounds in the United States, 87.5 pounds in Canada, 112 pounds in the United Kingdom, and 50 kilograms in most other countries. Different weights per bag are commonly used for other types of cement.
Originally, a loosely hanging garment for women, worn like a cloak about the shoulders, and serving as a decorative appendage to the gown; now, an outer garment with sleeves, worn by women; as, a dressing sack.