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Rule 4, Section 1, Article 3b of the NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations states the ball is dead: " When any part of the runner's body, except his hand or foot, touches the ground or when the runner is tackled or otherwise falls and loses possession of the ball as he contacts the ground with any part of his body, except his hand or foot. (Exception: The ball remains alive when an offensive player has simulated a kick or is in position to kick the ball held for a place kick by a teammate. The ball may be kicked, passed or advanced by rule) "

The above rule states that an exception has been made for the holder of the kick.

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It is an exception to the normal rules but when the holder is down its is still a live ball so he can get up and run or get up and pass it but if the knee is still down after he picks the ball up he cant throw it but who really knows what the rules are it depends on the referees they all call different things.

And having a knee down is only applicable as being down if there has been contact with an opposing player. A player with the ball can fall down flat and get back up and run if he hasn't been contacted by someone on the other side.

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Q: In college football when knee is down how can the holder for extra points get up and run and throw the ball?
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