crackback


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crackback

(ˈkrækˌbæk)
n
(American Football) (in American football) an illegal block made by an offensive player
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"Ballers" brings the fun with Season 3's ninth episode, "Crackback," on HBO at 10 p.m.
Respass then hit Myron Hills on a 48-yard pass that was called back when Nichols was called for a crackback block in the end zone.
It was this outrage that led Hill to pen Crackback: How College Football Blindsides the Hope of Black Coaches.
no rules against the crackback block or spearing, no
Kelly will be watching closely this season to see how officials enforce a new NCAA rule designed to eliminate crackback blocks, in which a player is blocked below the waist by someone he can't see coming.
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Lots of on-the-court action adds to the appeal of this coming-of-age tale by the author of Crackback, with its clear message of standing up for yourself and what you believe in.
In 2012, Hill along with award winning sports columnist Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News turned Hill's doctoral dissertation into his first published book entitled "Crackback! How College Football Blindsides the Hopes of Black Football Coaches."
Depending on the defense, he will probably crackback block on the inside defensive back, who will be widening on the motion man.
Reserve tailback Terrell Jackson was flagged for an illegal block, with the officials on the field telling UO players and coaches it had been perceived as a crackback by a receiver going toward the edge of the defensive line, which is illegal.
A Utah wide receiver might be flying at Matson from the outside for a crackback block.