Yes. There was a rule in college football where the defense could not advance the ball after recovering a fumble but it was abolished in 1992.
Yes. The only 'weird' fumble rule is on 4th down. On 4th down, only the fumbler may advance his own fumble. If any other offensive player gets possession, the ball is dead and placed at the spot of the fumble. Since a kickoff is, by definition, not 4th down, it can be advanced.
There are many terms used in American football. Some include kickoff, punt, pass attempt, sidelines, pass, fumble, false start, and end zone.
If the 'kick' is intentional, it is an illegal kick penalty. If it is unintentional, it is a fumble.
Yes the football can be advanced by any team Incorrect - the defense cannot advance a fumble in high school football. The play is blown dead upon fumble and the ball spotted where the change in possession occurred.
A fumble is when a player with the ball drops it.
Obviously its two points for the returning team.
You can advance your own fumble if the play is still alive, you pick up the fumble in a legal position (off your knees and elbows and not being touched by the opponent) and whistle doesnt sound.
"no it cant ever touch the ground unless a fumble" Completely incorrect. A lateral pass can touch the ground in the NFL and collegiate football.
Through Week 12 of the 2008 season, for most returns (kickoff, punt, interception, fumble) that would be Deion Sanders with 19 (6 kickoff, 3 punt, 9 interception, 1 fumble). For kick returns (kickoff and punt) that would be Brian Mitchell with 13 (9 kickoff, 4 punt). Dante Hall has 12 (6 kickoff, 6 punt) and Eric Metcalf has 12 (10 punt, 2 kickoff). Devin Hester has 11 (7 punt, 4 kickoff).