76 A PRIMER OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL
snap, but is very uncertain. It has the
advantage that it is quicker when well
executed, and enables the q uarter to be of
considerably more aid in the interference.
To use this style of snapping, place
the ball on the end, the head out a little,
although the exact angle must be acquired
by practice. Care should be taken not to
bear the weight of the body on the ball.
The ball is put into play by a delicate wrist
motion backward and downward. The
style of the snap should be decided upon
early, and the centre men given a great
deal of practice in putting the ball into
play in connection with the quarter-back.
The ball is often put into play by toss¬
ing it back, the centre standing straddle
fashion, taking the ball in both hands, and
holding it by the ends and tossing it back
to the quarter. The method is a ques¬
tionable one as far as the rules are con¬
cerned, and is of no value except on rainy,
muddy days, when it is difficult to snap