Football Term Glossary

ITP Glossary: Closing Speed

The speed with which the defender exhibits moving from Point A to Point B to decrease the distance between themselves and the ballcarrier is known as closing speed. Acceleration, foot speed, and the angle the defender takes to get to the ball all factor into whether a defender displays great closing speed or not. These…

Trick or Treat: The Miami 8-Lateral Kickoff Return Stuns Duke

Chuck Zodda has looked at crazy kickoff and punt attempts before. He has looked at botched fake punts. But there is nothing that tops the craziness of the Miami 8-lateral kickoff return between the Duke Blue Devils and Miami Hurricanes on Halloween night. Having scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with six seconds left, the Blue Devils…