Possession change on a punt

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Yes, this is the reason for a punt.

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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.

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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

How Do You Get A Punt?

You don't have to "get" a punt, a team in possession can punt the ball at any time if they wish to. However, teams only usually choose to do so on fourth down, when they would otherwise run the risk of turning the ball over on downs and giving the opposition favourable field position, and when they are not close enough to attempt a field goal.

When does the ref throw the black beanie or flag only on a fumble or does it get thrown at the onset of any ball going into play?

The bean bag is blue (in NCAA and NFL, which in Highschool) and marks the spot of first touching, illegal touching, and change of possession when that change of possession spot matters in the terms of penalty spots (fumbles, punt returns, but not kick returns nor interceptions). Typically you see the back judge through his bean bag on the possession of a punted ball, or any close official to a fumble.

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If a player is in possession of the ball and kick it out of play is this unsporting conduct and a bookable offense?

If you are behind the line of scrimmage it will just be recorded as a punt, and possession will change at the point it went out of bounds (although there may also be a penalty for ineligible downfield if you have receivers (other than the two men on the end of the line) beyond the line of scrimmage). If you punted it after you had gone beyond the line of scrimmage, that would be a penalty. It is also a penalty to deliberately kick a ball you are not in possession of (ie. a fumble).

What type of kick is used to transfer possession of the ball in American football?

Punt - which you do if you can not get a first down after 3 plays. Or a kick off - which is what you do after you score to give the other team the ball.

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