Best Answer

In American Football, hitting another player with the top of your helmet used to be called spearing but is now called "targeting with the crown of your helmet".

It is a 15 yard penalty if committed by an offensive player and a 15 yards / automatic 1st down if called against a defensive player. The yards are added to the end of the play if called against a defensive player.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2017-09-22 01:17:06
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Heart Rate

20 cards

What were the cities and years of the Olympic Games which had terrorist disturbances

What is the correct definition for recovery heart rate

When is the ideal time to take a resting heart rate

What is another name for non-traditional sports

See all cards
10 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: In foot ball can you hit someone with the top of your helmet?
Write your answer...
Related questions

Can a volley ball player hit the ball using his foot?


Where do you hit the soccer ball at to curve it?

To curve it right to left, hit the ball with the inside of your foot on the bottom right hand side of the ball. To curve the ball left to right, hit the ball with the outside of your foot, on the bottom left of the ball. Yes that's correct,but if you want more power hit it with the tip of your foot.

How do you bend the ball to the right by kicking the ball with the right foot?

hit it with the outside of your foot on the left hand side of the ball

Is a helmet hit below the knee a penalty hit?

it is not a penalty if the person you hit is the ball carrier. but it is however a penalty if the hit a lineman or any other non ball carrier.

How do you do a pushpass in soccer?

You hit the ball with the inside of your foot and follow through with that foot. You hit just above the centre point of the ball as you see it so the ball stays on the floor. You also make sure your standing foot is slightly in front of your passing foot and beside the ball.

If a NFL Player has ball hit him when one foot is out of bounds is the ball out?


If the ball hit by a batsman hits the helmet behind the wicketkeeper how much is scored?

5 runs are scored if the batsman hits the ball and the wicketkeeper misses the ball

Can you run out of the batters box and hit the ball?

If you make contact with the ball and your foot is complete out of the box you are out.

If you hit the ball and someone gets out even if its not a force is it a hit?

Yes there out

How to shoot in soccer?

Run at the ball plant your non-kicking foot on the side of the ball. Strike through the ball with your kicking foot, pointing your toes slightly downward so that the laces of your shoe hit the middle of the ball. Swing your foot all the way through the kick. Hitting the ball lower down will cause the ball to lift into the air. For a soft pass, hit the ball with the side of your foot rather than the laces.

How do you get someone out in dodgeball?

They have to get hit by the ball to get out. Or, the person can catch the ball in which case the thrower is then out.

What to do after someone gets hit by ball on the head?


What is a carried in field hockey?

when ball is hit on your leg (foot) while dribbling or tackling opponent, it is considered as a foul (Foot foul). opponent can intentionally hit the ball at your leg to get free hit. so you have to be careful while tackling opponent.

How do you do a finesse shot in real life?

u hit the ball with the side of your foot

Is fumble after helmet to helmet hit still a fumble?


How do you get someone out in rounders?

you can dab the ball on the base they are running to you can catch the ball after they hit it with the bat

How do you hit a golf ball high?

You can use a pitching wedge or a sand wedge and hit just behind the ball while playing it off of your back foot should hit the golf ball significantly high.

How do you bend it like becham?

To make the ball go from right to left, kick the bottom right handside of the ball with the inside of your right foot. To make the ball go from left to right, hit the bottom left handside of the ball with the outside of your right foot. And the other way round for your left foot. The harder you hit it, the more it will bend.

What do you yell if you hit a golf ball towards someone?


What happens in golf when you hit someone else's ball?

your screwd

What is the farthest hit ball with a wooden bat?

micky mantle hit a 620 foot homer in Detroit once

What does sf mean in batting stats?

sacrifice flies- you hit the ball and someone is on base, the ball you hit is a pop ball and you get out so that another player can advance

What is the meaning of getting beaned in baseball?

To hit someone in the face with the ball when you try to have them hit it. The pitcher pitches and the ball hits the batter.

Is batter out if running inside baseline to firstbase and gets hit by thrown ball?

No only if they get hit by a ball someone on there team hits.

Can you hit helmet to helmet football?

no it will be a 15-yard penalty