It's called an interception.
If a defensive player catches the football, it is considered an interception and he would run toward the end zone in hopes of scoring a touchdown for his team. Interceptions are one of the most exciting plays in the game of football.
The term for defensive player catching opposing team's pass is an interception.
Yes, an interception occurs when a defensive player catches a ball thrown by the quarterback.
When a defensive player catches a pass
It's called a fleaflicker.
Type your answer here... Dick Butkus was the greatest defensive football player
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year for 2010 is Troy Polamalu.
In American football, when a defender catches a forward pass from the offense, it is called an interception.
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 5 yard penalty.It is called OFFSIDES.
In American Football, if a player has one foot out of bounds when he catches the football, he is out of bounds. If he has is in bounds when he catches the football then he caught it and it is a completed catch. If the player goes out of bounds and comes back in bounds and catches the football it is still an incomplete pass. However, if he was knocked out of bounds or if the ball was tipped, it may be a completed pass. The rules keep changing at all levels of the game.
defensive football player
It is an out, just like when it is a fair ball that is caught.
Soccer (football) - A striker is an attacking player, and a sweeper is a defensive player who moves across the defensive line.
knocking a defensive player backward
a wide receiver or tightend
In college football, once a player's knee touches the ground the play is whistled dead regardless of whether a defensive player made contact with the ball carrier. In the NFL, a defensive player must make contact with the ball carrier to have the play whistled dead. So to answer your question, in college the player is down and the play is over. In the NFL, the player is not down and the play continues.