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Once the receiving team touches it becomes a live ball and if the kicking team recovers it regardless how far it went they have the ball.

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Q: If the receiving team touches the ball before it goes ten yards and the kicking team recovers the ball the ball did not go ten yards who would get the ball?
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If the kicking team touches a punt ball before the receiving team can the receiving team take possession of the ball without risking a turnover?

Kickoffs can always be recovered by either team, as soon as the ball travels 10 yards. So regardless of whether the ball hits a player or not, it's available to the first person who can take possession.

What is the call if the kicking team recovers the ball before ten yards?

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