yes if his hand touches the ground he is down but only if he is touched by contact and then touches the groundNo. A player is down only when a part of his body other than a hand or a foot touches the ground, or when the officials rule that his forward progress has been stopped.
No, unless his knee also touches the ground at the same time.
No ... if the shoulder, elbow, forearm, or wrist touch the ground the ball carrier is also considered down.
Even though im a girl im pretty sure when any part of your body touches the ground your down.
No. They are down when any other part of the body hits the ground besides a players' hands or feet.
If it's a hand, no. If it's an elbow (or arm), yes.
If the ball touches the ground, the runner is down. This is why 'the ground cannot cause a fumble.'
No. A player is down when his knee or back touches the ground. If the ball carrier loses the ball before this happens then it is called a fumble, and both teams try to recover the ball and whichever team does gains possession. Yes. The only thing allowed to touch the ground without you being 'down' is your hands and feet. We even have interpretation questions on whether the wrist and ankles are part of the hand/feet to determine if a player is down. If the ball touches the ground, the player is considered down. This is why the ground cannot cause a fumble. If it was a pass and the WR was deemed not in control of the pass, it is known as a dropped or incomplete pass. The player has to have complete control, but the ball can touch the ground. This is determining the completion of the catch, though, not whether the player is down or not.
Yes. If he keeps on moving it is considered "double movement"
The runner is considered down when either a: His forward progress stops or b: any part of his body other than his foot or hand touches the ground AND he is touched by a player of an opposing team. There is no "down by contact" in college football. That's only in the pros. When a college player goes down he cannot get up and continue running, period. He does not have to be touched by an opposing player to be considered down.