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It's called an interception.

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Q: What is it called when a defensive player catches a pass?
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When does a defensive player catches a pass on football?

An Interception.

What is the term in American football for when a defensive player catches a pass from the opossing teams forward pass?

The term for defensive player catching opposing team's pass is an interception.

When the Defense Intercept A Pass made by an offensives player is called what?

In American football, when a defender catches a forward pass from the offense, it is called an interception.

What is offensive pass interference?

Offensive pass interference is an illegal act (shoving, tripping) by a pass receiver against a defensive player. Typically it is used to create space between the receiver and the defender. A related penalty can occur on a "pick" play where an offensive player blocks a defender who is covering a pass receiver. If the offensive player contacts the defensive player, it is likely to be called. If the offensive player merely blocks the defender's path, it is unlikely to be called.

What is a pass that is not caught called?

An incomplete pass. Unless a member of the defense catches it, then it's an interception.

In the NFL what occurs when there is a defensive pass interference?

Automatic First DownThere shall be no interference with a forward pass thrown from behind the line, is one rule about interference. Defensive pass interference is called when a defensive player interferes with a receiver's attempt to catch the ball. If the defender makes contact with the receiver, it is pass interference, unless the contact is incidental, or done in order to make a play on the ball. For example the defensive player can knock the ball down, even if he has to contact the receiver to do it. But he cannot push the receiver, trip him, grab his arm, pull his shirt, etc. Typically referees will call pass interference if the defensive player makes contact with the receiver but is not looking back at the ball.When defensive pass interference is called, the offense receives an automatic first down, and the ball is placed where the interference occurred. If the interference occurs in the end zone, the ball is placed on the one yard line. Pass interference cannot be challenged once called.

What is it called when a defence catches the ball on a pass?

It is called a interception and is the other teams ball

Can a player run out of bounds then catch a pass in bounds?

Only if the player was forced out of bounds by a defensive player.

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