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Drawing on first down

Spanish translation: cruce de linea/ de defensa

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English term or phrase:Drawing on first down
Spanish translation:cruce de linea/ de defensa
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13:05 Mar 4, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Sports / Fitness / Recreation / fútbol americano
English term or phrase: Drawing on first down
Hola, necesitaría ayuda con el nombre de esta jugada (durante un partido de Superbowl).

Drawing on first down.
También aparece:
Passing on first down.

Gracias
Pamela Gallusser
Argentina
Local time: 08:08
cruce de linea/ de defensa
Explanation:
Each possession begins with first down. The first down line is marked 10 yards downfield from the start of this possession, and the situation is described as "1st and 10" (if the goal line is less than 10 yards downfield, it's "1st and goal"). If the offensive team moves the ball past the first down line, they make a new first down. If they fail to do this after a specified number of downs (four in American play and three in Canadian play), the team is said to turn the ball over on downs, and possession of the ball reverts to the opposing team at the spot where the ball was downed at the end of the last down.
From Wikipedia.
As it has to do with distance I would leave it at linea, but there may be something similar in Rugby, therefore in Spanish.
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Swatchka
Spain
Local time: 13:08
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drawing on first down
cruce de linea/ de defensa


Explanation:
Each possession begins with first down. The first down line is marked 10 yards downfield from the start of this possession, and the situation is described as "1st and 10" (if the goal line is less than 10 yards downfield, it's "1st and goal"). If the offensive team moves the ball past the first down line, they make a new first down. If they fail to do this after a specified number of downs (four in American play and three in Canadian play), the team is said to turn the ball over on downs, and possession of the ball reverts to the opposing team at the spot where the ball was downed at the end of the last down.
From Wikipedia.
As it has to do with distance I would leave it at linea, but there may be something similar in Rugby, therefore in Spanish.

Swatchka
Spain
Local time: 13:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 22
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