Definition of Statue of Liberty play in English:

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Statue of Liberty play

Entry from US English dictionary


American Football A trick play in which a ballcarrier takes the ball from the quarterback, who is poised as if to make a forward pass.
Example sentences
  • We also know that Boise pulled the upset by beating Oklahoma 43-42 on a heart stopping Statue of Liberty play that surprised everyone including the Sooners.
  • Obviously they are not a Boise State fans since the Statue of Liberty play was part of one of the most entertaining games I have ever seen.
  • The third was the Statue of Liberty play involving Zabransky and running back Ian Johnson on the winning two-point conversion.

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Syllabification: Stat·ue of Li·ber·ty play

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