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The receiving team has to line up at least 10 yards away from the kickoff spot, but as soon as the ball is kicked, they can move in to receive the ball.

Remember, the rule requiring the ball to travel 10 yards applies only to the kicking team. The receiving team can touch and recover the ball after it has traveled any distance, even if it only goes a yard from the tee.

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Q: On a kickoff must the receiving team wait for the ball to go 10 yds before they advance foreward over their scrimmage line?
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