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What Is The Definition Of Lateral In Football?

1. This is a type of pass in football in which the football is thrown sideways or slightly backwards on the field. In other words, the ball is thrown away from their opponent’s goal line.

Laterals most commonly occur as part of a play in which the quarterback passes to a running back rather than doing a handoff. While a forward pass may only be thrown once per down, there is no limit applied to lateral passes.

Examples Of How Lateral Is Used In Commentary

1.  Moss leaps and catches the ball, where he’s immediately hit in the air, but he’s able to lateral it to a teammate who then takes it in for a touchdown.

Sports The Term Is Used

1. Football

Also Known As:

1. Lateral Pass
2. Backwards Pass

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