onside kick

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onside kick

n. Football
A kickoff in which the ball carries just far enough, at least ten yards, to be recovered legally by the kicking team.

on′side kick′


n.
Football.
a short-distance kickoff resorted to in hopes of immediately recovering possession of the ball.
[1925–30]

onside kick

Short kick-off that travels just far enough to be recoverable by the kicking team.
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Additionally, Folk is 0 for 6 on onside kicks in his five seasons with the Jets.
Taylor discovered the knack for onside kicks by accident.
Breazell returned two onside kicks for touchdowns in the final 2:24 to help UCLA secure its 50-38 win over Northwestern in the Sun Bowl.
The formation itself offers the advantage of onside kicks to either side without adjustment.
I've been practicing onside kicks for so long and I've probably only done four or five in a game, even going back to high school.
Taylor, whose only job is onside kicks, came off the field with his head down, muttering about his botched attempt.
The Gladiators tried two second-quarter onside kicks that the Avengers recovered.
With 4:51 left in the third frame, Lunenburg recovered its first of two onside kicks.
Dallas scored seemingly in every way - on four rushing touchdowns, an interception return for a touchdown, a safety and off great field position from two onside kicks, which the Desperados recovered.
Broncos kicker Matt Prater had demonstrated his leg strength this season - a 59-yard field goal to tie last week's game against the Bears and a 51-yarder to win it - and he has also shown some skill with onside kicks.
Dallas scored seemingly in every way - four rushing touchdowns, an interception return for a touchdown, a safety and off great field position from two onside kicks, which the Desperados recovered.
More important, the Crusaders' special teams made the plays they needed to in the fourth quarter, recovering two onside kicks.