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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During the regular season, there were only five onside kicks recovered.
Additionally, Folk is 0 for 6 on onside kicks in his five seasons with the Jets.
But during the Ducks' frantic comeback bid in the fourth quarter, Maldonado was still called on to execute three onside kicks.
The formation itself offers the advantage of onside kicks to either side without adjustment.
ACC started the second half with an onside kick that it recovered, one of three onside kicks they tried.
"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.
The Bowmen also were opportunistic on special teams, recovering a pair of onside kicks and running a successful fake punt.
With 4:51 left in the third frame, Lunenburg recovered its first of two onside kicks.
Taylor discovered the knack for onside kicks by accident.
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.
Taylor, whose only job is onside kicks, came off the field with his head down, muttering about his botched attempt.
More important, the Crusaders' special teams made the plays they needed to in the fourth quarter, recovering two onside kicks.