Definitions

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  • n. A trick play wherein the quarterback deliberately places or leaves the ball on the ground upon receiving it from the center, technically fumbling it, after which the backs run to the right, deceiving the defense into following them, while the right guard picks up the ball and run to the left.

Etymologies

fumble + suffix -roo (as in switcheroo) + -ski? (Wiktionary)

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  • Hilarious. Thanks, actung.

    January 25, 2012

  • "In American football, the fumblerooski is a trick play, famously used by the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers against the University of Miami Hurricanes in the 1984 Orange Bowl. It was invented by John Heisman. In the fumblerooski, the quarterback deliberately places or leaves the ball on the ground upon receiving it from the center, technically fumbling it. The backs will run to the right, and the right guard will pick up the ball and run to the left." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumblerooski

    January 25, 2012