Best Answer

This is from the NFL rulebook:

"Any eligible offensive player may catch a forward pass. If a pass is touched by one eligible offensive player and touched or caught by a second offensive player, pass completion is legal. Further, all offensive players become eligible once a pass is touched by an eligible receiver or any defensive player."

Since the pass was touched by either an eligible receiver or a defensive player and then caught it is a legal catch.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2009-10-10 19:15:07
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides
More answers
User Avatar

mike kiplinger

Lvl 2
βˆ™ 2022-07-16 01:59:38

no it was not!

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Was the Immaculate Reception a legal catch?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

When did Immaculate Reception happen?

Immaculate Reception happened in 1972.

What year was the Immaculate Reception?

The Immaculate Reception occurred on December 23, 1972.

What are the release dates for The Immaculate Reception - 2005?

The Immaculate Reception - 2005 was released on: USA: 1 January 2005 (DVD premiere)

Which Pittsburgh Steelers player made the Immaculate Reception in the final minute of the game?

Franco Harris made the Immaculate Reception on December 23, 1972.

Who is credited with catching the immaculate reception?

Franco Harris

What are the release dates for Fox NFL Sunday - 1994 The Immaculate Reception?

Fox NFL Sunday - 1994 The Immaculate Reception was released on: USA: 22 December 2012

What teams were involved in the Immaculate Reception?

For those that don't know, the Immaculate Reception was one of American footballs most famous plays. The teams involved were the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

What team did the Pittsburgh Steelers beat with the Immaculate Reception?

The Oakland Raiders.

Who was the coach of the opponent when the Steelers threw the Immaculate Reception?

John Madden

What player was the immaculate reception intended for?

Running back John Fuqua.

Why was the immaculate reception a bad call?

By rule, one offensive player who touches the pass first makes it illegal for a 2nd eligible receiver to then catch that same pass.

What are the release dates for Fox NFL Sunday - 1994 Immaculate Reception Holiday Special?

Fox NFL Sunday - 1994 Immaculate Reception Holiday Special was released on: USA: 23 December 2012

People also asked