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In the NFL a player is allowed to spike the ball without incurring a penalty. In the NCAA spiking the football carries a 15 yard penalty for Unsportsmanlike ( UNS )

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Q: Is the penalty for spiking the football in college different from in the NFL?
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Are the rules the same in college and NFL for spiking the football?

In college, spiking the ball is a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

What is 'spiking the football'?

There is two definitions for spiking the football. 1. When a player makes a touchdown and throws the ball on the ground, it's a spike. 2. When a quarterback needs to stop the clock in a game, they throw the football on the ground to stop it, which is called spiking.

Can you spike a football after a touchdown?

Yes. Spiking the ball to celebrate a big play is usually an automatic "Delay of Game" penalty. However there is an exception to allow the player to spike the ball after a touchdown.

Is spiking the ball in football statistically an incomplete pass?


What is the penalty for spiking the ball when the qb takes a snap not directly from under center?

intentional grounding

How much do NFL players get fined for spiking the football?

500 dollars

Can a player be penalized for spiking the football?

not that I've seen but never say never

Why does spiking the football stop the clock?

It is because it is ruled an incomplete pass and therefore time stops.

Can a football player be penalized fr spiking a football?

If he has done it purposely then he should expect to be penalised however if he has done it accidently then there would be no reason to penalise him.

Why is spiking the football to stop the clock not the same as Intentional grounding to avoid a sack?

The QB is trying to avoid losing yardage. Spiking the ball you don't lose yards. ---- I don't remember the exact year the rules were modified to allow spiking the football to stop the clock but the modification was made to allow teams a better chance to score at the end of a half/game when they are out of timeouts. The difference in the spiking vs. intentional grounding rule is the quarterback, when spiking, must take the snap from center and immediately spike the ball into the ground. The rule determines that the quarterback is doing this to stop the clock as opposed to the intentional grounding rule where the quarterback is throwing the ball to an area where there are no eligible receivers for the sole purpose of not losing yardage by being sacked. == == Because the intent of the play is not to unfairly deprive the defense of an opportunity -- it's merely to stop the clock. Keep in mind, too, that spiking the ball essentially carries its own self-imposed penalty, since it causes the offense to burn a down.

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