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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

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Q: Can you onside punt on a safety?
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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.

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

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.

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.

In a football game can you recover an onside punt stemming from a safety?

Technically speaking, there's no such thing as an "on-sides punt" in the NFL (or any other league that I am aware of).A punt that moves forward is simply a punt, and if it is touched by a member of the receiving team, it may then be stripped or recovered by a member of the punting team.If it is not touched by a member of the receiving team, it will be marked dead where a member of the punting team first touches it, or whistled dead when it ceases reasonable movement.A punt that goes backwards is considered a live ball and a "muff" or a fumble, which would follow normal rules.

Who blocked a punt in the 4th quarter for a safety in Super Bowl X in the Pittsburgh Steelers win over the Dallas Cowboys?

In Super Bowl X, Steelers running back Reggie Harrisonblocked the punt for a safety.

If you receive a Kick-off in the end zone and get tackle is it a safety?

well it depends in order for it to be a safety you have to get tackled in the end zone and it can be a punt

What did Demcritus do for the atom?

he dicovered what was onside the atom he dicovered what was onside the atom

Is a safety a turnover in football?

Yes, because you have to punt the ball to the other team, and they get 2 points.

When did Complete Onside Soccer happen?

Complete Onside Soccer happened in 1996.

Do you have to punt the football when you get tackled in the end zone for a safety?

yes you do!Another answer:Technically, it's called a "free kick." It differs from a punt in that the ball is not snapped to the punter; he holds it in his hands at the outset of the play.

When are you onside for football?

well, if you are behind the last man you are offside but if you are in front of the last man you are onside

When was Complete Onside Soccer created?

Complete Onside Soccer was created on 1996-06-21.

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?

When did Punt Bama Punt happen?

Punt Bama Punt happened on 1972-12-02.

Why cant teams punt the football after a touchdown?

The rules set it up specifically saying that the team must kickoff from the tee. Now if there was a safety against that team, then they must punt the ball to the opposing team.

What is the opposite of offside?

Onside, surprisingly.

Is a Lost onside kick a turnover?


In high school football can you punt on kick off?

No, I personally have never heard that you could. If the other team gets a safety though, then they get 2 points and the other team then has to punt the ball to them from I think the 20 yard line.

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.

What are facts about Punt Egypt?

its called punt

If a punt is fumbled on the receiving team's 2 yard line and the receiver then touches the ball again before it goes in the end zone and he falls on it in the end zone is this a safety or touch back?

a safety

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

Possession change on a punt?

Yes, this is the reason for a punt.

Why punt on free kick?

Traditionally speaking one punts on a free kick (usually after a safety), because your average punt has a longer hang time than a placed kick. This allows the kicking team to get into position to tackle the ball carrier.