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In the NFL, that depends on whether the quarterback took the snap from directly behind the center or whether he was in the shotgun formation.

NFL rules state that eligible receivers are the two players on either side of the line of scrimmage and "players at least one yard behind the line at the snap. A T-formation quarterback is not eligible to receive a forward pass during a play from scrimmage".

Therefore, if the quarterback takes the snap from directly behind the center he is not an eligible receiver. If the quarterback takes the snap in the shotgun formation he is an eligible receiver.

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