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A pass

It's called a "backward pass," but statistically, it counts as a run.

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Q: Is a pass behind the line of scrimmage a run or pass?
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Is a catch behind line of scrimmage considered a run?

It depends on where the quarterback is standing in relation to the receiver. If the pass is forward, it is still a pass even if the receiver is behind the line of scrimmage. If the pass is backwards, it is considered a lateral and therefore a run.

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He can do either. He can run with the ball, hand it off, or (as long as he's behind the line of scrimmage) pass it.

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What do the letters STF stand for in football stat?

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How far behind the line of scrimmage can a player go to kneel the ball?

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Is it legal for a receiver to knock down a defender on the line of scrimmage and run a route?

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