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yes... they can its happened to me before

No. A scrimmage kick can only be recovered by the receiving team. It's exactly the same as a punt: If the kicking team is first to touch the ball, that constitutes an illegal touch. The only way the kicking team could maintain possession after kicking a field goal is if:

  • The kick was no good, and the receiving team fields the ball and then loses possession.
  • The kick was no good, and the receiving team touches the ball first within the field of play and beyond the line of scrimmage.
  • The kick is taken on first, second, or third down, is blocked, doesn't cross the line of scrimmage, and the kicking team recovers.

If a team caught its own field goal kick, the ball would be dead where the catch was made, and the opposing team would put it into play from that spot.

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How many points is field goal?

A field goal (kicking the ball through the uprights at the end of the field) is worth 3 points in American football. There is no "point after" attempt for a field goal. In contrast, a touchdown (carrying the ball past the goal line) is worth 6 points and allows an attempt for an additional point after touchdown, which closely resembles a field goal.

When is a blocked field goal a live ball for the team kicking the field goal?

The ball is always live. The kicking team, however, can only recover it after the opposing team touches it. If the Field Goal is blocked it can be recovered by the kicking team if the ball never crosses the line of scrimmage.

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How is the yardage calculated for a field goal attempt?

Add 7 yards for the distance between the snapper and the kicker and add 10 yards from the beginning of the endzone to the goal post. For example: a team at the 20 yard line would be kicking a 37 yard field goal.

In college football can you attempt a field goal twice in a row?

yes, if it is blocked behind the line of scrimmage and recovered by the kicking team on 3rd down or less

Is a deflected field goal that crosses the line of scrimmage considered a blocked field goal?

If a field goal attempt is deflected by an opposing player, that deflection is considered a Blocked attempt.

If shot made with foul count as attempt?

Only if the shot is made. If the shot is good and a foul was committed, it counts as a field goal attempt and a field goal made. If the shot was not good, not field goal attempt is credited.

When can you attempt a field goal?

You can attempt a field goal after scoring a touchdown, or on any fourth down play within you range

Have you ever been able to keep possession of the ball after a 3rd down field goal attempt for another try?

Yes. In both college and the NFL, if a field goal attempt does not cross the line of scrimmage and is recovered by the kicking team, they will continue with possession of the ball. This ruling doesn't really come into play on 4th down kicks because the kicking team will lose possession of the ball on downs. But on third down, if a field goal attempt is blocked and the ball does not cross the line of scrimmage, should the kicking team recover the ball they keep possession and it will be fourth down. If the ball crosses the line of scrimmage, possession goes to the defense.

What is a free-kick field goal?

If a team punts the ball and the receiving team executes a successful fair catch, the receiving team may attempt a field goal from the site of the fair catch. This kick kinda looks like a 'regular' kick off. The teams do not line up at the line of scrimmage and there is no snap of the ball from the center to the holder. The ball is held at the site of the fair catch and the kicker may take as many run up steps as desired prior to kicking the ball. If the kick is successful, the kicking team gets three points. If the kick is unsuccessful, the other team takes possession at the spot of the kick.

Can you make a field goal after a fair catch when time expired?

The answer is simply yes, you can make a field goal after a fair catch.

What are the two things you may do after a touchdown?

Attempt an extra (1) point, by kicking a field goal.Attempt a (2)-point conversion by running or passing it, an the line of scrimmage is at the 5-yard line.

Can defending team catch missed field goal attempt?

Yes and they can run it back as far as they can...same rules apply like its a fumble

Is the same football used for kicking field goal as for throwing?


Free kick followig fair catch?

In the NFL, the team receiving a punt has the opportunity to kick a field goal on the play immediately after a fair catch, even if there is no time remaining on the clock. The team attempting the free kick must either drop kick the ball or have a player holding the ball like on a 'regular' field goal attempt. A kicking tee is not allowed. The defensive team must be positioned a minimum of 10 yards from the line of scrimmage at the time of the kick. If the kicked ball goes through the uprights, it is considered a field goal and three points are awarded to the kicking team. If the attempt is no good, the defensive team is awarded the ball at the spot of the kick unless the defensive team attempts to return the kick. The free kick after fair catch play is rarely seen and is always done at the end of a half. There is no free kick after fair catch rule in college ball.

In football when kicking a field goal is the distance of the field goal determined from where the snapper is or from the place hold kicker?

A field goal is measured from where the ball is kicked from, not from the line of scrimmage. If Team A is kicking a field goal from the 20 yard line, the distance of the field goal would me measured as follows: Length to Goal Line: 20 Yards Length of Endzone: 10 Yards Place of Kick: 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage (typically kicks made from 6 to 7 yards behind the los) Total Distance of Field Goal: 37 yards.

How many tries does a team have at a field goal?

a team only has one attempt to make a field goal.

What a team often does if it doesn't make a first down on the third attempt?

Punts if it isn't close enough for a field goal attempt or it goes for the 1st down typically if they are in the opponents side of the field but too far for a field goal attempt.

If the kicking team recovers a blocked field goal on second down can they reatempted another field goal?

No Because no smart coach wouldattempt a frickin field goal on second down unless it is overtime, Duh:p

Is the field-goal unit a special team?

Yes they are so is the kicking team.

How many point are given for kicking a field goal in football?

one i believe

Can kicking team fair catch a punt?

No, a fair catch is for the receiving team only. However, the kicking team can catch a punt as long as they do not interfere with the receiver. You might see this when the punting team is just out of field goal range and the punter kicks a very high ball that is going to land near the goal line. In this instance, the receiver will usually get out of the way and let the ball hit the ground in hopes that it will bound into the end zone for a touchback. On the rare occasion you will see a member of the kicking team catch the ball at the one or two yard line.

Do you say hike when kicking a field goal?

"Hike" is used by the quarterback to signal that he is ready to receive the ball to begin a play, so it is not used for a field goal.

What is longest NCAA field goal attempt?

117 yards by Jan Stenerud in 1960's.....kicking for Montana State AGAINST a driving snowstorm....was used as a punt (No penalty for missing in those days) .