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What Is The Definition Of Snap In Football?

1. The snap refers to the motion that begins an offensive play in football. The snap is a backwards pass of the ball, that begins at the line of scrimmage. The ball is placed at the line of scrimmage and is held by the center, who then “snaps” the ball through their legs to the quarterback, placekicker holder or punter to begin the play.

Examples Of How Snap Is Used In Commentary

1. Rodgers lines up under center, receives the snap and hands the ball off to the running back for a five yard gain.

Sport The Term Is Used

1. Football

Also Known As:

1. Hike
2. Pass from center
2. Snapback

Also See:

1. Direct Snap

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