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Halfback option play: Quiz


Question 1: In the ________, if the quarterback starts the play under center, then he is ineligible as a receiver; the quarterback must start from the shotgun to receive a pass.
American Football LeagueNational Football LeagueThanksgiving Classic2009 NFL season

Question 2: As of the end of the 2007 season, San Diego Chargers running back ________ has successfully thrown seven touchdowns on option passes in eleven attempts.
Junior SeauPeyton ManningTom BradyLaDainian Tomlinson

Question 3: Perhaps the first use of the play occurred under ________ at the College of Emporia in 1910.
Gwinn HenryR. B. RutherfordE. J. StewartHomer Woodson Hargiss

Question 4: In college football, the Arkansas Razorbacks used halfback option passes with great success in 2006, using running back ________ in the role.
Darrius Heyward-BeyJaMarcus RussellDarren McFaddenCharles Woodson

Question 5: Another reason is that the passing ability of most running backs is usually poor in relation to the passing ability of a ________.
Punter (football)QuarterbackCenter (American football)Defensive tackle

Question 6: A halfback option pass was one of the many trick plays successfully used by Boise State in its epic win over Oklahoma in the ________.
2007 Fiesta BowlBowl Championship Series2008 Fiesta Bowl2010 Fiesta Bowl

Question 7: During the ________, the halfback option play became particularly popular with the advent of the "wildcat" formation.
National Football League2007 NFL season2008 NFL season2009 NFL season

Question 8: In Super Bowl XXII, ________ quarterback John Elway caught a 23-yard pass from halfback Steve Sewell on the halfback option play, becoming the first quarterback ever to catch a pass in the Super Bowl.
2010 Denver Broncos season2009 Denver Broncos seasonBarrel Man (Denver Broncos)Denver Broncos

Question 9: Fictionally, the 1998 film The Waterboy prominently featured the halfback option as the game-winning play, with Bobby Boucher, in position as halfback, completing a ________ to quarterback Guy Grenouille.
NFL Championship Game, 1967Herschel Walker tradeHail Mary passUniform number (American football)

Question 10: The halfback option play is an unorthodox play in ________.
Arena footballGridiron footballTouch football (American)American football


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