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Definitely not! Otherwise, there won't be an ineligible receiver down the field penalty. I'm not sure but in order to make ineligible receiver eligible, you need to report it to the referee before the play.

No offensive lineman is eligible to catch a pass. The QB can throw to anyone who isn't a center, tackle, or guard. If a player who ordinarily plays one of those positions lines up to catch a pass, he has to be reported to the referee. For example, in the 2003-4 Super Bowl, the Patriots were at the Panther's goal line, and before the play offensive lineman Mike Vrabel reported eligible, then lined up as a tight end and caught a touchdown pass on the play. If he had not reported, not only would the touchdown not have counted, but the Patriots would have been penalized for having an ineligible receiver downfield.

yes, but the ref must be informed of the play beforehand

No player wearing a uniform number 50-79 may be an eligible receiver without first informing the referee. Reporting to the ref must be this player's first order of business ... he must report before the huddle is started. If he doesn't immediately report the penalty is five yards for illegal substitution.

The above answers are right. I'd also add that only one ineligible player can declare himself eligible per play.

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