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that would be called a touchdown

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Q: Is it still a touchback if the defender recovers a fumble in the endzone but never leaves it?
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If the returner of a kickoff touches the ball on the 1 yard line then bobbles the ball and it goes into and out of the endzone who's ball is it and where is it placed?

It is a fumble when the ball is bobbled and a touchback when it goes out of the endzone. It is placed on the twenty yard line.


What is a touch back?

when a team recovers a ball from their opponent in their own endzone, the team has the option to take the ball out and attempt to advance it or stay in the endzone resulting in an automatic advancement to the 20yd line. This happens commonly on kickoffs, interceptions and fumble recoveries.


What is a touch - back?

when a team recovers a ball from their opponent in their own endzone, the team has the option to take the ball out and attempt to advance it or stay in the endzone resulting in an automatic advancement to the 20yd line. This happens commonly on kickoffs, interceptions and fumble recoveries.


Did the safety and the touchback positions in football have opposite definitions at one time?

Safety and Touchback are not "positions", they are the results of a play, and they do have opposite definitions at this time. A Safety is scored when the offense is tackled in the endzone and awards the defense two points, and the ball. A touchback is declared when the defense takes possesion of the ball (by interception, fumble recovery, punt, or kickoff) in their own endzone and elects not to try to return the ball upfield. A touchback awards the ball to the receiving team at their own 20 yard line. Own in football describes the side of the field the team is defending. You score points in the opponents endzone.


Why is a fumble through the endzone a touchback?

This is a good question. Unfortunately, there is no good answer other than that's the way the rule was written. Presumably, if a defense is good enough to cause a fumble in the endzone, they are rewarded. However, it doesn't make much sense, as anywhere else on the field, a fumble out of bounds is retained by the team with the ball in the first place. I personally think it's a dumb rule, but that's the way the rule was drafted.


What are the ways to force a turnover in the NFL?

You can force a turnover three ways in the NFL. If a defender catches a pass it is called an interception. If a defender knocks the ball out of a ball carriers hands and then recovers it is called a fumble and a fumble recovery. If a defense stops a team from converting on fourth down it is called a turn over on downs.


Why is a fumble that gos backward out of the inzone for the offense a safety and not a touchbach?

If you put the ball into your own endzone by backward pass or by carrying it there if the ball becomes dead in the endzone it is either a safety if you have possession at the end of the play or a touchdown if the oponent has possession at the end of the play. A ball that goes out of bounds is in possession of the last team to have possession in bounds so a ball going out of bounds in that case is a safety. Likewise a ball fumbled that goes out of bounds behind the goal line is a touchback because the team put the ball in the oponents endzone. If you put the ball in the oponents endzone it is either a touchback if he has possession or a touchdown if you have possession in the end zone at the end of the play. A kick remains a kick until it is possessed or is dead. That is why a ball touched by the receivers that then goes in the endzone where it is downed by the receivers is a touchback. It was the kick that put the ball in the opponents endzone.


What is a touchback in football?

A touchback is usually seen in football when either at the begining of a game, after the half, or after a team scores a team kicks the ball off to the other team.Touchback:If the kickoff or punt leads to the ball going out of bounds in the end zone or stopping within the endzone then the receiving team gets the ball at the 20 yard line.A touchback can also occur on a interception or fumble recovery in the end zone.


If an offensive player fumbles the ball and a defensive player picks it up and is pushed into the inzone is it a safety or touchback?

Neither, it is spotted at where his forward progress is stopped. And an offensive player could not fumble a ball in the endzone because then it would be a TD and the play is dead.


Is a lateral considered a fumble if the defense recovers the ball?

A lateral pass that hits the ground is a fumble, and if the defense recovers, it is a turnover. If the receiver drops the ball after he catches a lateral pass, it is considered an incompletion.


In the NFL A player has possession of the football dives into the endzone crosses the goal line and is hit in mid air causing him to lose the ball Is this a touchdown or a fumble?

It depends on whether or not he has the ball in his hands when he hits the ground of the endzone. If it is not in his possession, then it is a fumble and can be recovered by a defender. If it is in his hands and he touches the endzone, then it is a touchdown. If he was in possession of the ball when the ball crossed the goal line, it's a touchdown. As soon as the ball breaks the plane of the goal line, the ball is dead and the play is over. Anything that happens after that is irrelevant.


Can the ball be advanced after a fumble on 4th down?

On any down, if the offense recovers their own fumble, they can advance it as far as they can until tackled, or run out of bounds.

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