play-action pass

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play-ac·tion pass

(plā′ăk′shən)
n. Football
A pass play in which the quarterback fakes a handoff to a running back before throwing the ball.

play′-ac`tion pass′


n.
Football. a pass play in which the quarterback fakes a hand-off to a back before throwing a forward pass.
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Fraser then hit Rogers on a play action pass for a TD converted by Marshall for a 34-0 scoreline at the end of the third quarter.
If our angle on the FS is not good because he is active, we will run crack post and throw over the top in play action pass.