The offense is allowed up to ten players on the line of scrimmage, need one to receive the ball from the center. But the offensive is required to have a minimum of seven players on the line of scrimmage. Defensively all eleven can play on the line of scrimmage.
A minimum of 7 players must be on the line of scrimmage. There is no minimum but all 11 can. The 7 player minimum is only for the offense.
False.This question is not asked very well as it only applies to the offense. The offense must have at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage. These can include receivers. It does not mean that the offense must have 7 linemen. Offensive players not on the line of scrimmage must be at least one yard back. The defense, on the other hand, is not required to have any players on the line of scrimmage.
The offense must have 7 players on the line of scrimmage.
There has to be 11 players on offense and Defence for every play. There has to be at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage prior to the snap of the ball. This applies to both offense and defence
Rules require at minimum 7 players to be on the line for any play. If a goal line offense has a RB and FB then the line might have 8 on the line.
There have to be at least 7 men on the line of scrimmage for the offense. There are no requirements for the defense.
On the offense, at least seven, though technically you can have more if you wish. On defense there are no requirements.
They can have all, except the quarterback, on the line if they want. But only the outermost recievers would be eligible for a pass.
At least seven though the more there are the fewer eligible receivers are allowed
That could mean a couple of things. On a pass play, offensive lineman (center, guard, tackle) are not allowed to cross the line of scrimmage prior to a pass crossing the line of scrimmage. This infraction is called ineligible man down field. On a punt, the only players on the punting team allowed to cross the line of scrimmage prior to the punt are the two players positioned on the end of the line. Should any other player except for those two players cross the line of scrimmage prior to the punt, the infraction is called ineligible man down field.
Runs through the line of scrimmage (line of the players) or gets the football and runs outside the line of scrimmage.
there must be 7 men on the line of scrimmage, no more no less
A player is allowed to catch the football as long as..... the player that is on the line of scrimmage is not covered up by another player that is on the line of scrimmage as well. Usually though, everybody but the linemen go out for passes. If the ball is tipped in the air due to a defenders hand, then anybody is allowed to catch the ball
In American football, they guard the scrimmage line.
As far as the NFL is concerned, if both wide receivers are on the same side of the field and on the line of scrimmage, the formation is illegal. There must be 7 players on the line of scrimmage and 3 players on each side of the center. It sounds like your question is describing a situation where there are 4 players on the line of scrimmage on one side of the center and 2 players on the line of scrimmage on the other side of the center. If this is the case, the formation would be deemed illegal and result in a five yard penalty being called against the offense. It is illegal to have a receiver 'covered' by another receiver on the line of scrimmage.
On the line of scrimmage, where the ball is spotted.
In HS: On offense, there must be seven or more players lined up on the line of scrimmage when the ball is snapped. If there are less than seven offensive players on the line of scrimmage at the time the ball is snapped the penalty is called an illegal formation. (if there are more than 7, some players that would normally be eligible to be downfield for a pass are ineligible, but it is still a legal formation). In NCAA/NFL: There must be 4 players in the backfield (off the line of scrimmage) at the snap. While the two rules sound the same, the difference occurs when the offense doesn't have all 11 players on the field. In high school, it means less players in the backfield. In the upper levels, it means less players on the line of scrimmage (and it makes the job of the short-wing officials a lot easier when checking the formation). There are also some other rare/unusual rules when governing legality of formations, such as HS requires a man on the line of scrimmage on both sides of the center (usually the guard), in college and pros you need two players on both sides of the center on the line of scrimmage (usually the guard and tackle). Also, the 5 players on the line that are ineligible (the offensive lineman) must wear numbers of ineligible receivers (between 50-69). There is an exception to the player numbers on 4th down FG attempts and PATs.
Where the offense left the line of scrimmage
Not unless you want to be penalized for it. :-) Rules state you must have at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage for any scrimmage play. You could have more than 7, but that would reduce the number of eligible receivers.
Only if the kicked ball doesn't go beyond the line of scrimmage or a defensive player touches the ball after it crosses the line of scrimmage.
Seven (or more), just like any other scrimmage play.
In football the position behind the line of scrimmage changes depending on if the offense, defense, or special teams is on the field. In the offense it is the quarterback and possibly the running backs. The defense has the safeties, linebackers, and defensive backs playing off the line. In special teams it would be the kicker or punter.