8 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The body should be well forward and
knees bent, similar to the position of a
bowler. See Fig. 2.
The overhand pass is of dubious value,
though used by some quarter-backs. One
thing may be said : It never goes over the
head of the half-back. If missed, it can
be easily fallen upon. The pass starts
from taking of the snap, the arm being
carried above the shoulder, going through
about a three-quarter circle and then
going off on a tangent.
The toss is generally made in getting
the ball to the back when plunges are
made through the flanks of the line. This
should be done with both hands, as it is
safer and just as quick, though, as often,
it may be done with one hand. The toss
must be made quickly and before the
quarter moves from his position.
Handing the ball is used in giving the
ball to the back trying to advance through
the centre. The ball should be picked up