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By definition, a lateral is a pass that is thrown sideways to or behind the passer and is legal anywhere on the field, behind the line of scrimmage or beyond the line of scrimmage.

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Q: In the NFL can you lateral the ball in front of the line of scrimmage?
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Can a quarterback throw the ball after crossing the line of scrimmage?

If a quarterback and the entire ball are in front of the line of scrimmage then a forward pass can no longer be thrown but a lateral is still a legal play. However, by the act of crossing the line of scrimmage, the quarterback does not lose the right to throw a forward pass as long as after crossing the line scrimmage, the ball returns behind and is thrown from behind the line scrimmage.


What is a lateral pass?

a sideways pass parallel to the scrimmage line but not beyond the scrimmage line.


What are some football words that begin with the letter L?

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When ball is throw backwards to another player wither in front of or behind the line of scrimmage?

you are allowed to do that its called a backwards lateral but it a flag if you throw it toss i forward its a forwards lateral and you can throw it side ways


If a quarterback throws the football behind the line of scrimmage and the receiver does not catch it is it a fumble?

That depends on the angle the ball travelled. If the receiver is behind or exactly to the side of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle parallel to or away from the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a lateral and would be a fumble if the receiver did not catch it. If the receiver is in front of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle towards the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a forward pass and would be an incomplete pass.


Is punt yardage calculated from the line of scrimmage or from where the ball is kicked?

From the line of scrimmage.


Can you trow 2 forward passes from behind thev line of scrimage?

Yes you can throw as many passes as you want as long as you or the ball has not crossed the line of scrimmage, but once you or the ball has crossed that line, you may not forward lateral the ball to another player, the pass must be a backward lateral.


Where is the Dead ball line in football?

the line of scrimmage


Can a running back pitch the ball back to someone else past the line of scrimmage?

Yes. A backwards lateral is always allowed in football.


Can a Runner cross the line of scrimmage then lateral the ball back to the Quarterback can the Quarterback then make a forward pass?

It depends on whether the runner is fat or not. Does that answer your question?


What line does the quarter back have to stand behind to throw the ball?

The quarterback can only make a forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage. A lateral pass may be made from anywhere.


Can you run past the line flick it back and throw it?

No. Once the ball has crossed the line of scrimmage it can only be lateraled backwards. A forward lateral will result in a penalty and loss of downs.

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