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There have to be at least 7 men on the line of scrimmage for the offense. There are no requirements for the defense.

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Q: How many men are on the line of scrimmage in football?
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How many men must be on the line of scrimmage in football before the ball is snapped?

Seven on offense. No requirements for the defense


How many men do you have to have on the line of scrimmage for punts?

You must have at least 7 men on the line for all scrimmage plays, including punts.


How many men must be in a down position on the line of scrimmage?

On the offensive side, nobody has to be in a down position on the line of scrimmage, but there must be six men on the line. The defense does not have any regulations as to where they must line up on the line of scrimmage.


Can you have more then 7 men on the line?

Yes, the offensive team must have at least seven players on the line of scrimmage in NFL football.


How many men can be on the line of scrimmage?

There is no limit only a minimum


What is the minimal amount of players on line of scrimmage?

there must be 7 men on the line of scrimmage, no more no less


Can eight men be online of scrimmage in football?

Yes. Must have a minimum of 7


How many football players are reguired on the field for each team?

The offense has to have at least seven men on the line of scrimmage. There are no such requirements for the defense. So although you'd never see it happen, there could theoretically be as few as seven people on the field.


If a player is in possession of the ball and kick it out of play is this unsporting conduct and a bookable offense?

If you are behind the line of scrimmage it will just be recorded as a punt, and possession will change at the point it went out of bounds (although there may also be a penalty for ineligible downfield if you have receivers (other than the two men on the end of the line) beyond the line of scrimmage). If you punted it after you had gone beyond the line of scrimmage, that would be a penalty. It is also a penalty to deliberately kick a ball you are not in possession of (ie. a fumble).


What is the penalty for not enough players on the football field?

In American football, there is no penalty for not enough players on the field for a play. Should there be too many players on the field, there is a penalty called for illegal participation (five yards). But if a team has too few, there is no penalty called. There technically is no penalty for having too few players on the field. However, the offense always has to have at least seven men on the line of scrimmage and an eligible receiver on each end of the line. If the offense didn't meet this requirement, they would be flagged for an illegal formation.


What is a covered tight end?

A covered Tight End is a Tight End with a Wide Receiver outside of him on the line of scrimmage. If you want a Tight End eligible for a pass, he must not be covered up by another player since the only eligible receivers are those with the correct number (not 50-79) who are either in the back field or the last men on the line of scrimmage. Therefore having a player outside of the Tight End on the line of scrimmage is "covering" him up. A covered Tight End is legal for run and pass as long as the covered Tight End is not going out for a pass.


What does the abbreviation PF mean in football?

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53


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