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A fumble is down when the recovering player is down or when the ball goes out of bounds...so yes, if the ball is fumbled forward and recovered by the offense, or goes out of bounds, past the first down marker, it is a first down.

The exception is on fourth down. In the NFL, only the player who fumbled the ball can advance it on fourth down.

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Q: If the ball is fumbled and rolls past the first down marker is it a first down?
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