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If a quarterback and the entire ball are in front of the line of scrimmage then a forward pass can no longer be thrown but a lateral is still a legal play. However, by the act of crossing the line of scrimmage, the quarterback does not lose the right to throw a forward pass as long as after crossing the line scrimmage, the ball returns behind and is thrown from behind the line scrimmage.

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Q: Can a quarterback throw the ball after crossing the line of scrimmage?
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Can a quarterback go pass the line of scrimmage and than go back and throw the ball?

No... ANSWER: If the QB goes back behind the line of scrimmage, then yes, he can still throw the ball. Crossing the line of scrimmage doesn't negate the QB's right to throw a legal forward pass on that play.


Can the quarterback in football run with the ball then throw it?

Yes, as long as the quarterback doesn't pass the line of scrimmage. Once past the line of scrimmage, you cannot pass the ball forward


Can a quarterback cross the line of scrimmage and then punt the ball?

No...all kicks from scrimmage must be done prior to crossing the LOS, same as a forward pass.


Can the quarterback throw 2 forward passes on same play?

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When a quarterback in CFL throw the ball away or grounds it does a penalty depend on wether or not he had passed the line of scrimmage?

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If a quarterback throws the football behind the line of scrimmage and the receiver does not catch it is it a fumble?

That depends on the angle the ball travelled. If the receiver is behind or exactly to the side of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle parallel to or away from the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a lateral and would be a fumble if the receiver did not catch it. If the receiver is in front of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle towards the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a forward pass and would be an incomplete pass.


Can anyone other than Quarterback throw the ball to the receiver in football?

Anyone except one of the five primary offensive linemen is allowed to throw the ball in an NFL game, as long as it is thrown from behind the line of scrimmage.


If you touch the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage when he fumbles the ball and tries to recover the ball is that a sack?

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How do you be a better quarterback?

throw the ball


Can a quarterback cross the line of scrimmage and then come back and throw a legal forward pass?

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What offensive player is the first to touch the ball?

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What line does the quarter back have to stand behind to throw the ball?

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