It's called an interception.
In American football, when a defender catches a forward pass from the offense, it is called an interception.
An interception is when the quarterback throws the football, and the wide receiver tries to catch the football, but there's 1 problem. The other guy on the other team catches the football, so you've gotta ask yourself 1 thing: who was in the better position for the ball? Actually it was whoever caught the football, so if the other guy on the other team caught the football, then he was in a better position. Also, that's called an interception.. in football.
A defensive player may hold on to a ball carrier's jersey in an attempt to tackle him. However, if a defensive player holds on the the jersey of an offensive player who does not have the ball, that would be a penalty for holding. Likewise, if an offensive player holds on to a defensive player's jersey, that would also be called holding.
This is a foul on the offensive player. The defensive player does not have to fall down in order to get a charge called
it is also called an offensive foul. when the offensive player commits foul to the defensive player while in the act of shooting or penetrating the paint.
They are grouped into positions. Those positions are called attack (offensive half) defense midi (both offensive and defensive players).
Defensive End. The DE plays on the outside edge of the defensive line. Called the Defensive End in a 4-3 allignment and is sometimes referred to as a Defensive Tackle in a 3-4 defensive allignment. The Defensive end is responsible for pass rushing and run stuffing.
The equipment football players drag across the field when they are training is called football sleds. They use this as a way to strengthen their defensive line.
This is a 5 yard penalty.It is called OFFSIDES.
This is a big difference= A defensive back is actually a player who, instead of rushing the carrier, stays back and covers the receiving offense. The defensive back is not always defensive. Say the defensive team is running the ball. The defense will want to blitz, sending the defensive back through the defensive line. A safety is actually a rule. When the offensive team is making a play, if the runner is tackled inside their own endzone, a safety is called. This means that the offensive team MUST punt the ball to the defense.