The term “hang time” has been used in the sport of football most often, and it usually refers to how long a punt or kick hangs in the air from the moment a player kicks or punts the ball until a returner catches it. Generally speaking, a longer hang time is preferable to kickers/punters because it allows defenders ample time to run downfield to get in position to tackle the ball carrier before he has had a chance to advance very far. The same term applies to angling, but is used in a different fashion.
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