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If the football itself touchs the ground while you have possesion then you are not down.

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Q: In the rules of football if the ball is down but your knee is not down are you down?
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When is the ball or player considered down in college football?

When the knee or forearm (between wrist and elbow) is down.


In college football when knee is down how can the holder for extra points get up and run and throw the ball?

It is an exception to the normal rules but when the holder is down its is still a live ball so he can get up and run or get up and pass it but if the knee is still down after he picks the ball up he cant throw it but who really knows what the rules are it depends on the referees they all call different things. And having a knee down is only applicable as being down if there has been contact with an opposing player. A player with the ball can fall down flat and get back up and run if he hasn't been contacted by someone on the other side.


What is the rule for placing the football after a tackle?

The ball is placed at the point of the fartherest advance of the ball when the ball was declared dead. As an exmple if a player touches his knee down the ball will be placed where the fartherest point of the ball was when the knee touched down. This may or may not be where his knee touched down. The ball will be placed perpendicular to the line of scrimmge with the fartherest point of the ball at the point where the player had the ball when it was declared dead.


When is a ball carrier down in football?

no it is defined as follows: player is down when knee or above, or forearm or elbow is cleary on the ground.


How does the referee determine where to place the football after a run?

Where ever the football is when the knee goes down or where ever the ball is when forward progress is stopped.


If a receiver's knee is down in the end zone and he then catches the ball is it incomplete in college football?

Yes, the ball is caught incomplete because he was down before he caught it.


Where is the ball spotted in football?

where the ball is when the player's knee/shin is on the ground


Where is the football placed on tackles?

The ball is placed where the ball actually is (assuming the player still has "possession") when the player is down by contact or when the knee hits the ground.


When is the ball dead in a football game?

When the ball is thrown and it hits the ground it's dead. Or if the runner loses the ball after his knee is down the ball is dead. And in cases where flags are thrown the ball and the play is dead.


In football if you are down on another player are you down?

It depends. If your knee is touching the ground, or if the ball is, you are considered "down by contact". If both the ball and your knee are off the ground, you are still able to get up and run. (This has happened numerous times with players falling over an opposing player, landing on their feet and continuing on)


In football if a ball carriers touches the ground with the ball is it a dead ball?

no, it is not a dead ball (otherwise you wouldn't be able to pick up a ball off of the ground on a kickoff or punt). The ball carrier has to touch a knee or elbow to be ruled down.


Does the ankle count as down in college football?

no it is a knee that is considered a down.

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