ball hawk

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a team athlete who is skilled at stealing or catching the ball

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In games, he played mostly on special teams, but in practice he was a ball hawk, leaping high to break up passes and snare interceptions.
"I think Asante has real good ball skills," Belichick said, "a ball hawk in the secondary, has a great feel for the passing game, good hands, made some big plays.
`Oh yeah, before we played Arizona, I was teasing him that for as much of a ball hawk as he claimed to be, he didn't have any interceptions,' said R.
"He's kind of a ball hawk back there," Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said.
It's a Wilson Ball Hawk 3 and the design is remarkably similar to the one Fous sold to Rawlins.