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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.

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Q: If an offensive player fumbles the ball and a defensive player picks it up and is pushed into the inzone is it a safety or touchback?
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