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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.

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โˆ™ 2021-08-21 00:21:25
Most teams punt you can drop kick or have the ball held, any โ€œfree kickโ€ can be kicked and recovered by the kicking team as long as the kick travels 10 yards or is touched by the receiving team. You cannot drop a free kick. Kicking team gets at spot.
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โˆ™ 2021-08-21 00:15:35

Yes it can. Itโ€™s a free kick. You just cannot kick from a teeโ€ฆ Though in high school you can. In the NFL you can punt, drop kick, or have the ball held at the 20-yard line. You can also fair-catch a safety kick and attempt a fair-catch kick.

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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.


What is an onside punt?

An onside punt is a punt after a safety. After a safety the ball turns over to the defensive team. The team on offense punting the ball away can punt onside by punting ten yards. The ball is live, just like an onside kick, and can be recovered by the punting team.The Miami Dolphins used this in the 1980's to beat Cincinnati.


Can you onside punt on a safety?

There is no such thing as an onside punt because if you punt it, the other team has to touch the ball before you can recover it. There is such thing as an onside kick on a kickoff when the ball can go ten yards then any team can recover it. Or on an onside kickoff if it hits the receiving team, anyone can recover it


How do you change to an onside kick formation on madden 13?

You go to the full playbook on kick-off. Then you select onside kick.


Can you do an onside kick without telling the other team?

yea you are not suppose to tell them but the way you line up for an onside kick they will know already.


Can a team onside kick after a safety?

If a kickoff travels 10yards, but rebounds back to less than 10 yards, can the kicking recover it and gain possession?


What is the difference between an onsides kick and a punt?

an onside kick you try to kick it about ten yards and recover it, a punt you try to get it as far down field as you can. Also onside kicks have a tee, and punts you toss in the air and kick it


Is a Lost onside kick a turnover?

no


Can you kick a touchdown?

Yes you can kick a touchdown. By kicking an onside kick recover it and return it for a touchdown.


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.


Who made the first onside kick?

place kicker


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.


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


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.


What is the probability of kicking team recovering an onside kick?

21%


Can an onside kick be fielded by the kicking team out of the air?

yes


What if an onside kick bounces back?

As long as it goes 10 yards before bouncing back it is a legal kick


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

NO


Does the ball have to hit the ground for the kickers to recover an onside kick?

yes


Is an onside kick recovered by the kicking team considered as a turnover in the stats?

no it is not.


Can the kicking team on a kick off hit a man on an onside kick before the ball is touched by receiving team?

yes


Can receiving team return an onside kick in high school football?

yes


Why can't you fair catch a onside kick?

Actually, you can, as long as the ball has not hit the ground.


How do you kick an onside kick?

An onside kick is when you kick the ball a very shot distance on kick off (10 yards or more) and your team attempts to recover it. Usually you line up most of your players on the side you kicking to for a better chance at getting the ball. If the ball does not go 10 yards the other team well either get the ball or there will be a re-kick. If an opposing player touches the ball inside 10 yards however, then the ball is live.


Can the kicker be the first one to touch the ball on an onside kick?

As long as it goes 10 yards.

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