yes, but first it has to be determined that the defensive player had possesion of the ball and was going to run it. the defensive plaeyer could kneel and make it a touchback, but if he has control of the ball and is going to run it, but fumbles it before he gets out of the endzone it is a free ball.
As unfair as this may seem, if it fumbles into the endzone then out of bounds, the other team gets the ball as a touchback. if it's recovered by the offense then it's a touchdown
Neither, it is spotted at where his forward progress is stopped. And an offensive player could not fumble a ball in the endzone because then it would be a TD and the play is dead.
any player on the offensive team
Ernie Stautner has recovered the most fumbles by a Steelers defensive player with 23.
If a player who was out of bounds steps back in and downs the ball, it would be a touchback, and the ball would be spotted on the 20-yard-line. However, that player would get penalized for illegal participation, bringing the ball back some.
Once a ball enters the end zone on a kick the play is dead and is a touchback. Interceptions and fumbles can be advanced.
A football team is split in three types. The defensive players defend the field against the offense. They also try to intercept the ball, recover fumbles, and tackle the quarterback.
A safety is worth 2 points and caused three ways. 1) The person in possession of the ball is tackled inside their own endzone 2) There is an offensive holding penalty that happens inside the offensive teams endzone 3) The offensive team fumbles the ball out of bounds in their endszone.
Joe montanna had 53 career fumbles
They rank it by the amount of defensive touchdowns, sacks, interceptions, forced fumbles, touchdowns allowed, rushing yards allowed, and pass yards allowed.