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You can advance your own fumble if the play is still alive, you pick up the fumble in a legal position (off your knees and elbows and not being touched by the opponent) and whistle doesnt sound.

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If in the NFL a player tries to fumble backwards but somehow it goes forward is it an illegal forward fumble?

A fumble is a fumble, no matter what direction it goes in, but a player cannot advance the ball forward through the air once they have passed the line of scrimmage.


Can the ball be advanced after a fumble on 4th down?

On any down, if the offense recovers their own fumble, they can advance it as far as they can until tackled, or run out of bounds.


Can the offense advance there own fumble?

The rules for this scenario would differ based on which league was being discussed.


In the NFL can you fumble a play due to a hamstring injury?

Yes, a fumble is a fumble, the cause doesn't matter.


Can the defense advance a fumble in college football?

Yes. There was a rule in college football where the defense could not advance the ball after recovering a fumble but it was abolished in 1992.


When can't a pro football player advance a fumble?

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Can you advance a fumble on a kickoff in college football?

Yes


In NFL who has possession when an offensive fumble passes through the end zone?

The defense will have the ball at their own 20 yard line.


Can a fumble be advanced on a kickoff in college football?

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What is the shortest play in NFL history?

In 1964, Jim Marshall of the Vikings recovered a fumble 66 yards backwards into his own end zone, resulting in a safety. This was officially called a "-66 yard fumble recovery"


Has a nfl team ever gone a season without a fumble?

No


Can the ground cause a fumble in NFL football?

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