volant \VOH-luhnt\ , adjective:
1. Moving lightly; nimble.
2. Engaged in or having the power of flight.
1. Also called volant piece. Armor. A reinforcing piece for the brow of a helmet.
While most punt returners would have likely taken the yards and the sideline, Maze's volant cuts and ability to set up blocks at the end of the return gave the Crimson Tide a "breathing room" score in what was still a close game.