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there must be 7 men on the line of scrimmage, no more no less

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Q: What is the minimal amount of players on line of scrimmage?
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What does a runningback do?

Runs through the line of scrimmage (line of the players) or gets the football and runs outside the line of scrimmage.


How many players are allowed to be on the line of scimmage nfl?

The offense is allowed up to ten players on the line of scrimmage, need one to receive the ball from the center. But the offensive is required to have a minimum of seven players on the line of scrimmage. Defensively all eleven can play on the line of scrimmage.


How many players need to be on the line of scrimage?

The offense must have 7 players on the line of scrimmage.


Where do offensive line football players line up?

On the line of scrimmage, where the ball is spotted.


5 players must be on the line of scrimmage?

False.This question is not asked very well as it only applies to the offense. The offense must have at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage. These can include receivers. It does not mean that the offense must have 7 linemen. Offensive players not on the line of scrimmage must be at least one yard back. The defense, on the other hand, is not required to have any players on the line of scrimmage.


How many players are allowed on the line of scrimmage on offense?

11


How many players are allowed on the defensive line of scrimmage in football?

A minimum of 7 players must be on the line of scrimmage. There is no minimum but all 11 can. The 7 player minimum is only for the offense.


Can you have 6 players on the line of scrimmage?

Not unless you want to be penalized for it. :-) Rules state you must have at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage for any scrimmage play. You could have more than 7, but that would reduce the number of eligible receivers.


How many players play on each side of the line of scrimmage?

11


How many players must be on the offensive line of scrimmage?

At least seven.


How many players have to be on the line of scrimmage in a Punt formation?

Seven (or more), just like any other scrimmage play.


How many players on the defensive team have to be on the line of scrimmage in football?

The defense can line up anywhere behind the line. None have to be on the line.


How many players must be on the line of scrimmage in American football?

20, I believe Only 7 offensive players must be on the line. The defense can line up anywhere.


Why cant there be less than 7 Players lined up at the line of scrimmage?

It's the rules


How many offensive players need to be on the line of scrimmage on goal line?

Rules require at minimum 7 players to be on the line for any play. If a goal line offense has a RB and FB then the line might have 8 on the line.


Is punt yardage calculated from the line of scrimmage or from where the ball is kicked?

From the line of scrimmage.


How many offensive players need to be on the line of scrimmage?

Seven, of which two are eligible receivers. All other offensive players must be at least one yard behind the line of scrimmage (the exception being the quarterback) for one second before the ball is snapped.


Can you have more then 7 men on the line?

Yes, the offensive team must have at least seven players on the line of scrimmage in NFL football.


What does ineligible man down field mean?

That could mean a couple of things. On a pass play, offensive lineman (center, guard, tackle) are not allowed to cross the line of scrimmage prior to a pass crossing the line of scrimmage. This infraction is called ineligible man down field. On a punt, the only players on the punting team allowed to cross the line of scrimmage prior to the punt are the two players positioned on the end of the line. Should any other player except for those two players cross the line of scrimmage prior to the punt, the infraction is called ineligible man down field.


What is a lateral pass?

a sideways pass parallel to the scrimmage line but not beyond the scrimmage line.


How does the line of scrimmage show on TV?

The line of scrimmage on tv is usually a red line and the first down in a yellow line.


When you have a wide split out off end and a wide receiver slot than another end on the same side next to the tackle Is the end next to the tackle an elegible receiver?

As far as the NFL is concerned, if both wide receivers are on the same side of the field and on the line of scrimmage, the formation is illegal. There must be 7 players on the line of scrimmage and 3 players on each side of the center. It sounds like your question is describing a situation where there are 4 players on the line of scrimmage on one side of the center and 2 players on the line of scrimmage on the other side of the center. If this is the case, the formation would be deemed illegal and result in a five yard penalty being called against the offense. It is illegal to have a receiver 'covered' by another receiver on the line of scrimmage.


How many players do you have to have on the line on offense and defense in football line on offense and defense?

There has to be 11 players on offense and Defence for every play. There has to be at least 7 players on the line of scrimmage prior to the snap of the ball. This applies to both offense and defence


How many players can you have on the offensive line of scrimmage?

At least seven though the more there are the fewer eligible receivers are allowed


Is it legal to drop kick beyond the line of scrimmage?

it is not legal to drop kick beyond the line of scrimmage. all you can do beyond the line of scrimmage is pitch the ball backwards.