I have the same question as in last nights Vikings Packers game that is exactly what happened and there was no flag. I thought there should have been. Now I don't know. The result of that play was a tipped ball for an interception.
An incomplete pass. Unless a member of the defense catches it, then it's an interception.
No. *Yes. If no part of the player is out of bounds, they can catch a ball whether it has crossed the plane of line or not. The same applies for running: the ball can be in the air out of bounds, but if the player is still fully inbounds there is no problem.
Rules vary from state to state but in this case it is perfectly legal. So along as the players feet are in bounds. In highschool football its normally if one foot is in bounds and the other is not out of bounds and the player has control of the ball then its a catch
In American Football, if a player has one foot out of bounds when he catches the football, he is out of bounds. If he has is in bounds when he catches the football then he caught it and it is a completed catch. If the player goes out of bounds and comes back in bounds and catches the football it is still an incomplete pass. However, if he was knocked out of bounds or if the ball was tipped, it may be a completed pass. The rules keep changing at all levels of the game.
No. The first foot has to be in bounds.
You cannot catch a punt while out of bounds in the NFL.
Deion Sanders did in Super Bowl XXX with the Dallas Cowboys.
In order to complete a catch, a receiver must maintain possession throughout the entire process. In the field of play, the ball can be bobbled so long as the player ends the catch in bounds with control of the ball. However, if a player does not have full possession of the ball as he goes out of bounds, or the catch is in any way aided by the ground, it is considered incomplete.
There is no "force out" in college football. Only one foot is required in bounds for a completed catch, unless a receiver's normal progression to the ground is interrupted by a defensive player (for example, if a receiver was hauled out of bounds when he would have landed in bounds).
Herb Adderley, Green Bay Packers, Super Bowl II vs The Oakland Raiders
If a receiver is knocked out of bounds by a defensive player and the official believes the receiver would have come down in bounds with both feet had he not been contacted by the defender, then it's ruled a completed pass. ---- This rule has been changed for the 2008 season. There is no longer a 'force out' rule in the NFL.