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That is usually called a 'spike'.

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Q: What is is called when a quarterback throws the ball into the ground to stop the clock?
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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.

When was the rule change to allow Spiking the Football to Stop the Clock?

In 1987 the rules were amended as follows:In order to stop the clock, the quarterback is permitted to throw the ball out of bounds or to the ground as long as he throws it immediately after receiving the snap.

In football if the center snaps the ball and it hits the ground and the quarterback recovers it does the clock continue to run?

Yes, because the play starts as soon as the ball is snapped.

When does the clock start before the quarterback gets the ball?

The clock starts when the Ball is ready for play.

Does a clock tick faster in the air or on the ground?

Yes it is true that the clock will tick faster if it is hanging on the wall compared to a clock that is always touching the ground. I have great knowledge in this area becuase i am a clock technician and I have been for 28 years now.

What was the first clock called?

It is a sundial it is also called a sun clock.

What is South American clock called?

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What is a ship shaped clock called?

A ship-shaped clock is called a "nef"

What are the rules concerning the communications between the quarterback and the coach via the wireless headset?

The coach may communicate with the quarterback until the 40 second clock reaches 15 seconds. At that time the communications link is broken and the coach may not communicate with the quarterback.

What is a clock called with just hands?

An analog clock.

What was the alarm clock called when it was invented?

It might have been called a jingle clock or a ding dong clock - P K Sengupta

What stops the clock in an NFL game?

Penalties(If a flag is thrown), an incomplete pass, the ball carrier stepping out of bounds, change of possession, the quarterback spiking the ball, and timeouts stop the clock.

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