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# If a player in the NFL catches the football with two feet in bounds and in the end zone and has control and hits the ground and the ball then comes out is it still a touchdown?

Updated: 10/25/2022

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Yes, it is touchdown. He can just say, "I dropped the ball because I thought had already scored. I wanted to celebrate."

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Q: If a player in the NFL catches the football with two feet in bounds and in the end zone and has control and hits the ground and the ball then comes out is it still a touchdown?
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### Is a player out of bounds if the ball and his upper body are out of bounds before his knee hits the ground in bounds?

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