Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Athletic Training


In the past decade, the forward pass has been looked upon as merely a threat play. It was used only as a last minute attempt to score. But with the change of the style of play, the forward pass has become an almost inevitable part of the game.

In this Thesis, I have attempted to show that the rise of the pass was not meteoric, but rather that it was a result of a long process.

I have gone into detail regarding fundamentals of passing, forward pass offense, forward pass defense and in conclusion, have given my aspect of the forward pass in the future.


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Marquette University, in Partial Fulfillment of the Require­ments for the Degree of Bachelor of Science.