In an on-sides kick the football does not have to touch the ground. The football must travel at least 10 yards before the kicking team can legally touch the football.
No ... if the shoulder, elbow, forearm, or wrist touch the ground the ball carrier is also considered down.
Here in America touch football was invented the mid-nineteenth century with the first college game taking place in 1869. It was in the twentieth century that touch football gained in popularity.
No. In college football, the receiver must have at least one foot on the ground before being forced out of bounds. In professional football, the receiver must have both feet on the ground before being forced out of bounds.
Real Difference for example: In all United States High Schools; if football is played, tackle football is played by men, and flag football is played by girls or for fun. In tackle football, the ball carrier needs to be taken to the ground by a tackle. The knee needs to hit the ground, by getting hit to the ground. In touch football, or in the many variations such as one-touch and two-touch, you merely need to touch the ball carrier for him to be "down". In flag football, players wear flags, usually attached to the waist by Velcro. The tackler must pull off the ball carrier's flag thing for him to be "down."
Yes only if it doesn't touch the ground!
Yes. In college football, there only has to be 1 foot in the end zone. In Pro football there has to be 2 feet end zone. No, unless they dive into the end zone. Yes. In college football, there only has to be 1 foot in the end zone. In Pro football there has to be 2 feet end zone. No, unless they dive into the end zone.
The entire foot must be in bounds.
Because he is not in possession of the football unless he secures it and attempts to run.
The rules concerning when a player is 'down' are different between college football and the NFL. In the NFL, a player must be 'down by contact' for the play to end, therefore, if he were to recover a fumble while on his knees he would be able to get up and run with it as long as a member of the opposing team did not touch him while his knee(s) were on the ground. There is no 'down by contact' rule in college football. Once a player in possession of the ball has a knee (or elbow) touch the ground the play is over. The player would not be allowed to get up and run in college ball.
college football is when you are in college and pro football is when you are out of college and also in pro football you get paid but not college football. you can get into pro by being a college player and getting drafted into pro.