verb: the act of catching something by pressing it against your head to control it.
May apply for all mannerisms outside of football, even if a friend tosses you a bottle and you catch it by using your head.
Person 1: Could you toss me my Coke?
Person 2: Sure.
Person 2 throws coke bottle to Person 1 and in an attempt to catch it Person 1 grasps the bottle against the top of his head to control it.
Person 2: Man you straight Tyree'd that thing, nice catch!