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No. In College Football, the receiver must have at least one foot on the ground before being forced out of bounds. In professional football, the receiver must have both feet on the ground before being forced out of bounds.

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Q: If a receiver catches the ball and is forced out of bounds before his feet touch the ground is it a completion?
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Is it a catch when the receiver catches the ball gets 2 feet in has possession then hits ground out of bounds and drops ball NFL football?

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