forward pass


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forward pass

n. Football
A pass thrown from behind the line of scrimmage to a receiver who is closer to the opponent's end line than the passer.

forward pass

n
(Rugby) rugby an illegal pass towards the opponent's dead-ball line. Also called: throw-forward

for′ward pass′


n.
a pass in football thrown from behind the line of scrimmage toward the opponent's goal.
Compare lateral pass.

forward pass

1. Thrown ball from behind the line of scrimmage to any one of five possible receivers.
2. A throw toward the opponents’ goal line; an illegal move. All passes must be made laterally or backward.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passerforward pass - a pass to a receiver downfield from the passer
passing, passing game, passing play, pass - (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate; "the coach sent in a passing play on third and long"
flare pass, flare - a short forward pass to a back who is running toward the sidelines; "he threw a flare to the fullback who was tackled for a loss"
screen pass - a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers
Translations

forward pass

n (Sport) → Vorwärtspass m

forward pass

n (Rugby) → passaggio in avanti
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On the ball he completed 43 out of 49 attempted passes (second highest) and registered the highest accurate forward pass rate with 86.7%.
"The forward pass leading to the break through was never a forward pass.
To clarify, a long ball is defined by Opta statisticians as: "A forward pass that is 35 yards or more and is kicked into a space or area on the pitch rather than a precise pass aimed at a particular team-mate."
Luke Griffiths made a mess of clearance as he stepped into touch and it almost cost the visitors dearly, but Gatt had a try disallowed for a forward pass.
Neither coach was complimentary about the performance of the officials, with Wakefield boss Chris Chester pinpointing a disallowed Bill Tupou try and a forward pass in Fonua's winner as his main concerns.
A forward pass, however, provided the turnover from which the Hawks were able to engineer their win.
Among his topics are initiating the forward pass in American football, Pop Warner at Carlisle, receiving in professional football's earliest times, the National Football League's fledgling years, the Chicago Bears and the T formation, Don Hutson of Green Bay as the first receiving superstar, the pivotal 1943 season and after, Clark Shaughnessy and offensive firepower, tight end: biography of a position, and running backs as receivers.
If one of our lads had caught him they'd have made a proper forward pass on the balls.
We had one try ruled out for a forward pass, which we didn't feel was a forward pass.
His argument is, the late France forward pass, which almost gave me a cardiac arrest at the time, was definitely not a forward pass and their try should have stood.
Free kicks won Minutes played Mi t l d ROONEY'S match stats 90 1 2 11 72 61 84.7 42 82.4 1 100 2 19 7 1 Goals Attempts on target Attempts off target Blocked shots Total passes Accurate passes Pass completion % Accurate forward passes Forward pass completion % Total tackles Tackles success % Clearances Lost balls Recoveries
In rugby it appears there is a difference between a forward pass and a pass which goes forward.