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A runner can fumble the ball prior to gaining possession of the football. A receiver must catch and secure the ball, and be deemed a runner before fumbling. If a receiver does not secure the ball, it is considered an incomplete pass instead of a fumble.

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Q: Can A player fumble before gaining possession.?
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Does the player have to have possession of the ball in order for it be a fumble?

Yes, otherwise it is considered an incomplete pass

Is a forward fumble by the offense a dead ball when it hits the ground or can it be recovered by the offense and run down the field?

Any fumble, whether forward or backwards, is a live ball. The offense can recover the fumble, with certain stipulations: If the play is a fourth down, OR if play is within the last two minutes of either half, only the player who fumbled the ball can legally recover for the offense. A forward pass that hits the ground before a player gains possession is a dead ball and the play stops. A backward pass that hits the ground before a player gains possession is a live ball or considered a fumble and the recovering team will gain possession of the ball.

What does ff mean in football?

"FF" stands for "Forced Fumble" When a player knocks the football loose or strips the ball from a player that has full possession of the football is considered a Forced Fumble (FF).

Can a fumble be advanced on a kickoff in college football?

Yes. The only 'weird' fumble rule is on 4th down. On 4th down, only the fumbler may advance his own fumble. If any other offensive player gets possession, the ball is dead and placed at the spot of the fumble. Since a kickoff is, by definition, not 4th down, it can be advanced.

What does a fumble mean in football?

A fumble is when a player with the ball drops it.

Can the ground cause a fumble?

If the ground causes a fumble the player is ruled down.

If in the NFL a player tries to fumble backwards but somehow it goes forward is it an illegal forward fumble?

A fumble is a fumble, no matter what direction it goes in, but a player cannot advance the ball forward through the air once they have passed the line of scrimmage.

What broncos player caused the fumble?

Jeremiah Castille

When can't a pro football player advance a fumble?

they can

When an offensive player drops the football that is called?


In the NFL A player has possession of the football dives into the endzone crosses the goal line and is hit in mid air causing him to lose the ball Is this a touchdown or a fumble?

It depends on whether or not he has the ball in his hands when he hits the ground of the endzone. If it is not in his possession, then it is a fumble and can be recovered by a defender. If it is in his hands and he touches the endzone, then it is a touchdown. If he was in possession of the ball when the ball crossed the goal line, it's a touchdown. As soon as the ball breaks the plane of the goal line, the ball is dead and the play is over. Anything that happens after that is irrelevant.

How do you use the word 'fumble' in a sentence?

If a rugby player was to fumble the ball and drop it, his team mates would not be very pleased with him.

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