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Absolutely. There's no penalty for that.

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Q: Can a ball carrier hurdle a defensive player?
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Can you grab the football out of the hands of a football player?

Yes, as long as the player is not considered tackled a defensive player may strip the ball from the ball carrier.

If a defensive player has his hand on ball carrier as he's going out of bounds is he credited with the tackle?

Yes he is.

A center does what on a football team?

Snaps the ball to the quarterback and then blocks a defensive player from sacking the quarterback, or blocks to open a hole for a ball carrier.

Can you hold onto an opponent's jersey in football?

A defensive player may hold on to a ball carrier's jersey in an attempt to tackle him. However, if a defensive player holds on the the jersey of an offensive player who does not have the ball, that would be a penalty for holding. Likewise, if an offensive player holds on to a defensive player's jersey, that would also be called holding.

Can a wide receiver tackle a defensive lineman?

Offensive players cannot tackle anyone(they can block or run down the defensive players if they're the ball carrier) unless during the play, there's change of possession(examples: interceptions, fumble recovery), any offensive player can tackle the defensive ball carrier.

Can a defensive player catch a ball tipped by another defensive player?


What do defensive lineman do in a 7 on 7 football drill?

Tackle the ball carrier.

Who tackles in football?

The defensive players. Their positions are the DB's (defensive backs made from corners and safeties), the linebackers et the defensive linemen. But, in fact, everyone can do a tackle to the ball carrier if they are not in possession of the ball.

Is a player considered down if he catches a pass falls gets up and keeps going?

In college football, once a player's knee touches the ground the play is whistled dead regardless of whether a defensive player made contact with the ball carrier. In the NFL, a defensive player must make contact with the ball carrier to have the play whistled dead. So to answer your question, in college the player is down and the play is over. In the NFL, the player is not down and the play continues.

If a fumbled ball is on the goal line and a defensive player is not in the end zone can the defensive player pick up ball and step in end zone to down ball for a touch back or would this be a safety?

yes because the player want backwards into the end zone.If the ball has broken the plane when the defensive player makes contact with the ball then its a touchback. If the ball had not broken then plane then the defensive player carried it into the endzone and is a saftey.

What can a player be ruled offside for?

Being ahead of the defensive line and the ball, though if a player is ahead of the defensive line but behind the ball, they are not offside

What is defensive player in basketball?

a player that is on the team without the ball. the team that is trying to get back or steal the ball from the offensive team is the defensive team.

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