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.
a sideways pass parallel to the scrimmage line but not beyond the scrimmage line.
* lateral * line of scrimmage * linebacker * live ball * loose ball
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
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.
From the line of scrimmage.
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.
the line of scrimmage
Yes. A backwards lateral is always allowed in football.
It depends on whether the runner is fat or not. Does that answer your question?
The quarterback can only make a forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage. A lateral pass may be made from anywhere.
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.