If they are inbounds when they catch the ball, it is okay. Catching it out of bounds doesn't count, even if you were pushed. And if you caught it inbounds, but were pushed out of bounds before your feet came down, it can be ruled as a legal catch.
No. The first foot has to be in bounds.
Reception or a catch.
There is no "force out" in college football. Only one foot is required in bounds for a completed catch, unless a receiver's normal progression to the ground is interrupted by a defensive player (for example, if a receiver was hauled out of bounds when he would have landed in bounds).
In American Football, if a player has one foot out of bounds when he catches the football, he is out of bounds. If he has is in bounds when he catches the football then he caught it and it is a completed catch. If the player goes out of bounds and comes back in bounds and catches the football it is still an incomplete pass. However, if he was knocked out of bounds or if the ball was tipped, it may be a completed pass. The rules keep changing at all levels of the game.
If the receiver is forced out of bounds by a defender and immediately returns to the field of play, then yes, he can legally catch the ball. If he runs out of bounds voluntarily, then he cannot be the first person to touch the ball.
No if you play for Tampa bay
If the pass is ruled a catch then a fumble..the receiver receives the yards from the pass...and is credited with a fumble
In the NFL, a receiver must have both feet land inbounds for the catch to be legal. In college ball, a receiver must have only one foot land in bounds for the catch to be legal.
A receiver must have possession of the ball with both feet inbounds for a catch to be legal. A rule passed for the 2008 season has eliminated the 'force out' as a legal catch. Prior to the 2008 season, if a receiver was in the air when catching the ball and a defender hit him and knocked him out of bounds before he landed the referee could allow the catch to stand by ruling the receiver would have landed inbounds had he not been forced out of bounds by the hit. Now, that ruling has been eliminated.