Football terms

by gerb0150wr
(91 terms)
term Description
first down
second down
third down
fourth down
touchdown
the extra point
field goal
safety
two point conversion
Hail Mary A long dangerous pass
offense
special teams
defense
zone A type of defense
man to man A type of defense
coverage
quarterback sack When the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage
end zone
the line of scrimmage
first down line
intentional grounding
first down marker
out of bounds
pass
run
passing game
running game
pass defense
snap
run defense
quarterback An offensive position 
fullback An offensive position 
halfback An offensive position 
running back An offensive position 
center An offensive position 
tight end An offensive position 
wide receiver An offensive position 
offensive lineman An offensive position 
linebacker A defensive position 
deffensive lineman A defensive position 
cornerback A defensive position 
safety A defensive position 
kicker A special teams position 
punter A special teams position 
audible A play called by the quarterback on the field to make a change
off sides
encroachment
false start
ineligible receiver
roughing the passer
offensive pass interference
intentional grounding
defensive pass interference 
forward progress
make a tackle
unsportsmanlike conduct
illegal formation
control of the ball
blitz
pocket
protection
move the chains A phrase used when a team gets a first down
coverage
block
fumble
coin toss
down by contact
onside kick
fair catch
flag
challenge Dispute a call made on a play
forward pass
handoff
play action
lateral
free play
icing the kicker When defense calls a timeout right before the play so the kicker is made to stand and wait
incomplete pass
interception
kickoff
kick return
kneel
live ball
red zone The area between the 20 yard line and the goal
returning yards
passing yards
running yards
quarterback sneak
spiral The rotation of a perfectly thrown ball
strip the ball
stiff arm