back shoul*der fade
1. The back shoulder fade, also known simply as the back shoulder throw, is a purposely under thrown pass that is the perfect counteraction to a defender who’s determined on taking away the deep pass. The quarterback purposely aims and under throws the pass so that it lands on the shoulder of the receiver that is short and away from the defender.
Defensive backs are always taught to stay on top of the route and prevent against the deep pass, therefore by under throwing the pass and putting it away from the defender, it makes it nearly an impossible play to defend against.
1. Nelson is running toe-to-toe with the receiver along the sideline, when Rodgers places a perfect back shoulder fade to Nelson’s back shoulder, who catches the under thrown pass and easily runs out of bounds.
Sport The Term Is Used
Also Known As:
1. Back shoulder pass
2. Back shoulder throw