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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.

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Q: If a defensive player intercepts a pass in the endzone he's defending and fumbles the ball is the ball dead or can an offensive player fall on it for a touchdown?
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