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its a live ball if a player on the return team touches it before it goes out of bounds or before it touches a player on the kicking team. if someone on the kicking team touches it, the return team's offense starts at the spot it was touched.

A ball is always live when it's in play. If you're asking whether either team can recover it, the is no. The above mine correctly points out under what circumstances a kicking team could recover, and what causes the ball to go dead.

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Football Stats -- is a deflection of the football on a punt also considered a block when keeping stats -- assuming the ball is deflected but still crosses the line of scrimmage?

No it's not. If the ball, after a punt, crosses the line of scrimmage and hits ANY of the receiving team's players it's a live ball. So it's not considered a blocked punt.


When would a football team decide to punt?

A team would decide to punt the football in their final down. They would punt the ball to relinquish the ball if the team is struggling to win the game.


How do you punt a football?

kick the ball with your foot


What is a punt in football?

A punt in football tends to be when the football is hit with the toes, rather then the inside of the foot or the laces of the boot. Punt is sometimes used to describe hitting the ball very hard and out of control. 'punt it' upfield, rather then pass it upfield. Punt also is a slang term for putting a bet on. 'having a punt on the horses'


How do you punt a perfect football spiral every time?

up punt the ball on the very side of your foot


In the NFL are you allowed to punt a ball on any down?

Yes, the team with control of the football may punt on any down.


How do you beat bugs vs daffy football?

you only punt the ball


What is a punt and when is it used in football?

A punt in football tends to be when the football is hit with the toes, rather then the inside of the foot or the laces of the boot. Punt is sometimes used to describe hitting the ball very hard and out of control. 'punt it' upfield, rather then pass it upfield. it also could be used when a team has no chance of making it to the end zone


Can you punt a football father then a scocer ball?

really you cant cause a soccerball is round and a football is not round


When can a punt returner in football go out of bounds and return in bounds to return the punt?

Never . No one can go out of bounds and be the first one to touch the ball.


What does a long snapper do in football?

A long snapper snaps the ball for a field goal or punt.


What is an onside punt?

An onside punt is a punt after a safety. After a safety the ball turns over to the defensive team. The team on offense punting the ball away can punt onside by punting ten yards. The ball is live, just like an onside kick, and can be recovered by the punting team.The Miami Dolphins used this in the 1980's to beat Cincinnati.


Is a punt receiver in a football game allowed to block the person running down the field to tackle him or block him from downing the football if the receiver lets the punt go?

Yes, though this is not usually seen often due to the punt receiver's focus being only on catching the ball.


What do you call a play in football when a player drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground?

Punt


Why do they call it football if you use your hands?

People use their feet to run with the ball, and to kick it, and to punt it.


Is a safety a turnover in football?

Yes, because you have to punt the ball to the other team, and they get 2 points.


What is punt called now?

A punt in some codes of football, especially American football, rugby league and rugby union, is performed when the ball is kicked without letting it hit the ground first-in contrast to a drop kick. In Rugby football codes, the ball may be punted in open play by any player in order to gain field position, or a short-high punt known as an up and under kick in an attempt to disrupt the defensive line. In American football andCanadian football, the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team.


In football on a punt when ball is fumbled and goes out of bounds last touched by kicking team player who is awarded possession of ball?

receiving team


What is a muff in football?

A 'muff' is generally used with punting and occurs when the player that is catching the punt drops it or 'muffs it' without ever having possession of the ball. There is a distinct difference in the NFL rules between a muff and a fumble. If a punt receiver fumbles a punt, that means he had possession of the ball and then fumbled. The punting team can recover a fumble and advance it as many yards as they can get. If a punt receiver muffs a punt, that means the receiver did not have possession of the ball. The punting team may recover a muff but may not advance the ball. The punting team would gain possession of the ball at the spot of the recovery.


What is the difference betweeen a punt and a field goal in football?

A punt is when the kicker drops the ball and kicks it before it hits the ground. You cannot score any points on a punt (unless the receiver muffs or fumbles the ball, making it live). A field goal must be kicked off the ground, either by place-kick or drop-kick, and must travel between the uprights to score. A place-kick is where a holder places the ball on the ground for the kick. A drop-kick is where the kicker does not use a holder, and instead drops the ball and kicks it when it touches the ground or as it bounces off the ground.


Which sport with a ball has four examples of projectile motion?

In football, you can place kick, punt, pass, and pitch, even fumble.


What do you put a football on when you punt it?

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Can a Punter cross the line of scrimmage and then punt the ball?

Not in American football. Kicks must be taken from behind the line of scrimmage. In Canadian football, however, this would be legal.


Why cant teams punt the football after a touchdown?

The rules set it up specifically saying that the team must kickoff from the tee. Now if there was a safety against that team, then they must punt the ball to the opposing team.


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.