Origin of fair catch
Examples from the Web for fair catch
The Kenwood quarter signalled for a fair-catch and heeled the ball on his ten-yard line.
Wentworth made a fair-catch and punted on second down, after a plunge at right tackle had netted two yards.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour
It was a fair-catch again, which was fortunate, since both Parkinson ends were by him when the ball came down.