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The receiving team can advance the ball once they gain possession. The kicking team cannot advance the ball unless it was first in possession of the receiving team.

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Q: Can you advance the ball on an onside kick in the NFL?
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In the NFL does the ball have to move 10 feet or more in a onside kick?

The ball must travel 10 yards ( 30 ft. ) on an onside kick.


What is a onside kick in NFL?

An onside kick in the NFL is the same in any other level of football. The onside kick is a strategy. After a team has scored a touchdown, that team must kick the ball to the opposing team. The kicking team may kick the ball as far as they want but if it goes out of bounds it is a pentalty. The ball must also pass ten yards before the kicking team can touch the ball and take possession of it. The goal of the onside kick is to recover the ball after the ball has crossed ten yards from where the ball was kicked, and set your offense up to score again. The onside kick is usually used when a team is losing and needs to score in a little amount of time. But, that is a tough thing to do because the opposing team has a better chance of recovering the ball than the kicking team.


Has an onside kick off ever been attempted in an NFL overtime?

NO


When was the last NFL onside punt?

The onside kick from scrimmage was eliminated, in the collegiate game, before WWI -- around 1912, I believe. The NFL started in 1920. So I guess the answer is -- never. In the NFL, an onside kick is only possible on a kickoff or on a free kick after a safety. But has there ever been an onside drop kick? I don't know, but lets consider why that would rarely (if ever) happen: Kickoffs are required to be a place kick (from a tee). So the only time you could even attempt an onside drop kick is after a safety, which is one of the rarest plays in football. An onside kick after a safety is very dangerous, as the kick must be from the 20 yard line. The opponent could recover the ball already in field goal range. An onside kick must hit the ground to prevent the other team from calling for a fair catch. This is more difficult to pull off with a drop kick.


Can you fair catch an onside kick in football?

Yes. However, according to NFL Rules: " If ball hits ground or is touched by member of kicking team in flight, fair catch signal is off and all rules for a kicked ball apply. " Therefore, if the onside kick touches the ground, it may not be fair caught. Since the vast, vast majority of onside kicks are on the ground, it would be a rare sight to see an onside kick fair caught.


How many onside kicks have been recovered in the NFL statistically in comparison to the attempt to recover?

The packers are going to recover this onside kick


What are the rules for onside kick?

The rules for an onside kick (or any kickoff, for that matter) state that the ball must travel forward 10 yards before the kicking team may touch the ball, unless the receiving team touches it first. The receiving team may touch the ball at any time. If the kicking team recovers, they may not advance the ball. The NFL has recently implemented additional rules which make recovery of the onside kick nearly impossible: No more than five players on the kicking team may line up on one side of the ball, and the receiving team may line up just 5 yards from the ball.


Can you kick an onside kick after a safety?

After a safety, the team that was forced into a safety must punt the ball to the opposing team instead of kicking a normal kickoff. I guess it just depends on how far the ball is being punted, there are no rules on how far the ball must be punted after a safety. So the answer is yes but it's not called an onside kick.


What NFL team started the game with an onside kick?

Cleveland Browns a number of years back. Can't remember exactly when.


Why do NFL kickers deform the ball on the ground before they kick?

Kickers do not deform the ball before they kick it.


Does the onside kick have to touch the ground?

No, it just has to go 10 yards from the spot kicked. That's how it is in the NFL I don't know about college.


Can you fair catch an onside kick in the nfl?

No. Frank Gore of the 49ers was given a 5 yard penalty for calling fair catch after an onsides kick that didn't touch the ground.


Can a NFL player kick the ball to a teammate behind the line of scrimmage?

No. You cannot kick the ball to a teammate either way really.


Words that start with o pertaining to football?

· off-tackle run · offside · onside kick · option offense · outside linebacker · Oakland Raiders (NFL)


What are the responsibilities of an NFL kicker?

to kick the ball inside the yellow goal line


What is the ruling for a kick that goes out of bounds during a kick off in the NFL?

Kick off out of bounds, 20 yard penalty, ball goes to the 40


Did the NFL ever change the size dimension or weight of the ball used for kick-offs?

No, but in 1912 before the NFL was established the ball looked like a soccer ball, but they changed it to egg-shaped.


If a NFL kickoff travels 40 yards hits the ground and is picked up by a member of the kicking team why does the ball go to the receiving team instead of the kicking team due to onside kick rules?

The question is the correct assessment. If a ball travels more than 10 yards, hits the ground in bounds, and the kicking team gains possession of the ball, the ball is dead and the kicking team is on offense.


Can you fair catch an onside kick that hit the ground 1st and then goes up into the air in high school football?

High school rules vary from state to state, but in college and the NFL, a fair-catch signal is waved off once the ball either hits the ground or a player.


Spot of ball after a missed field goal on fourth down?

In college, from the original line of scrimmage. In the NFL, from the spot of the kick. If the kick was taken from inside the 20, the ball is moved out to the 20.


Spot of ball after a missed field goal on fourth d?

In college, the original line of scrimmage. In the NFL, from the spot of the kick. If the kick was attempted from inside the 20, the ball is moved out to the 20.


During a free kick after a safety can the kicking team dropkick or punt the ball ten yards and then recover it?

The free kick is considered one of two types of kickoffs even though it uses a drop kick, according to the NFL rules:"Once the ball is touched by the receiving team or has gone 10 yards, it is a free ball." Conversely, there are the same penalties if it goes out of bounds so it risks a 30 yd penalty. Yes. The rules for a free kick after a safety are the same as the rules for a free kick after a touchdown or field goal. Agreed. Just two points of clarification on the original answer: 1. The free kick after a safety isn't a drop kick. A drop kick is a specific type of kick in which the ball is struck after it bounces off the ground. What you usually see after a safety is just a punt without a line of scrimmage in front of the kicker. 2. An onside kick that goes out of bounds doesn't incur the 30-yard penalty. The receiving team gets the ball at the spot where the ball went out of bounds.


Who scored the quickest touchdown in the NFL?

Randal Williams.The quickest TD in NFL history at the beginning of a game was scored by Randal Williams of the Dallas Cowboys against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 12, 2003. The Cowboys attempted an onside kick to start the game. Williams recovered the ball and ran untouched into the end zone for a TD in only 3 seconds.


Has an on-side kick ever been returned for a TD in the NFL?

Yes.The fastest touchdown scored at the start of a game in NFL history was by Randal Williams of the Cowboys when he returned an onside kick 37 yards for a TD against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 12, 2003. The official clock had only ticked three seconds off.


How much time does an NFL field goal kicker have to kick the ball?

When they score a touchdown they have to kick it away and also they have to make a pat after the touchdown or if its a field goal