What is a 'Statue of Liberty' play in football?
It's a trick play where the quarterback fakes a pass, then just stands there with the ball in his raised hand (like the Statue of Liberty) and the halfback, running a crossing route, takes the ball out of his hand and runs with it. It's a high-school play, and it often doesn't work even at that level, because it develops too slowly and it's easy to read. You'll only see it in a high school (or lower!) game where one side is so far behind they're desperate enough to try anything.
Not necessarily true there. In the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, Boise State ran a variation of the statue of liberty play in overtime to score the winning points in an absolutely thrilling 43-42 victory over the University of Oklahoma. Click on the 'Boise State Statue of Liberty' link on this page to see the film of how they ran their version.
Statue of Liberty Construction The creator of the Statue of Liberty, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, thought well beyond the image of what would be the world's tallest monument. He considered such practical matters as how to support 100 tons of copper plate and how to make the 151-ft-tall statue able to withstand the forceful winds of New York Bay. However, for the solution to these problems he turned to Gustave Eiffel, the engineer famous for his innovative…