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In football the position behind the line of scrimmage changes depending on if the offense, defense, or special teams is on the field. In the offense it is the quarterback and possibly the running backs. The defense has the safeties, linebackers, and defensive backs playing off the line. In special teams it would be the kicker or punter.

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In the NFL can you lateral the ball in front of the line of scrimmage?

By definition, a lateral is a pass that is thrown sideways to or behind the passer and is legal anywhere on the field, behind the line of scrimmage or beyond the line of scrimmage.


How many men must be in a down position on the line of scrimmage?

On the offensive side, nobody has to be in a down position on the line of scrimmage, but there must be six men on the line. The defense does not have any regulations as to where they must line up on the line of scrimmage.


Is a pass illegal if it is thrown from behind the line of scrimage in football?

No! A pass is only legal if it is thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. A pass is illegal if it is thrown from in front of the line of scrimmage.


Can a quarterback throw the ball after crossing the line of scrimmage?

If a quarterback and the entire ball are in front of the line of scrimmage then a forward pass can no longer be thrown but a lateral is still a legal play. However, by the act of crossing the line of scrimmage, the quarterback does not lose the right to throw a forward pass as long as after crossing the line scrimmage, the ball returns behind and is thrown from behind the line scrimmage.


What is the penelty for holding behind the line of scrimmage?

10 yards from the spot of the foul. So if the hold occurred 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage, then the penalty would be a 15 yard penalty from the previous line of scrimmage. The down would be replayed.


If a quarterback gets tackled behind the line of scrimmage after fumbling is it a sack?

Yes.


What is a sack in the NFL?

a sack is when a person tackles the QB behind the line of scrimmage.


What is a sack in NFL?

When the defense tackles the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage for a loss.


If the quarterback is 5 yards behind the line of scrimige what is that called?

When they are five yards behind the line of scrimmage they call that the SHOTGUN formation.


Can there be a pass interference behind the line of scrimmage in college football In the NFL there is no pass interference possible on passes that do not go past the line of scrimmage?

In the NFL, there is no such thing as pass interference (PI) on forward passes that do not go past the line scrimmage but I recently watched a college football game in which a PI was called on a forward that never reached the line of scrimmage even though I always believed that there is no such thing as PI if such pass was in the backfield (behind the line of scrimmage). So I am not clear on the rule concerning passes that do not cross the line of scrimmage, in college football.


Can a Punter cross the line of scrimmage and then punt the ball?

Not in American football. Kicks must be taken from behind the line of scrimmage. In Canadian football, however, this would be legal.


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 yards from the line of scrimmage is needed to kick a field goal?

Generally, the holder kneels down six yards behind the line of scrimmage for a field goal attempt.


Who is allowed to throw a forward pass in football?

anyone as long as there behind the line of scrimmage


Is a catch behind line of scrimmage considered a run?

It depends on where the quarterback is standing in relation to the receiver. If the pass is forward, it is still a pass even if the receiver is behind the line of scrimmage. If the pass is backwards, it is considered a lateral and therefore a run.


If a football is thrown beyond the line of scrimmage what is i t?

...still a football. If it's not caught, its an incomplete pass. If its thrown and hits the ground behind the line of scrimmage, its a grounded ball, which is a penalty.


What is sacking the quarterback?

A sack is when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass/lateral. Tackling the quarterback behind the lime of scrimmage on a running play is not considered a sack.


Can you run a center sneak in flag football?

USFFA Rules do not allow it in the true sense of a sneak where the center touches the ball to the hands of the QB, retains it and runs with it. A player who is behind the scrimmage line may hand the ball forward to a backfield teammate who is also behind that lihe; or to a teamrnate who is also on the scrimmage line when theball was snapped, provided that teammate left the line position, faced his own end line and was at least one yarb behind the scrimmage line when player received the ball... Pe"a/ty; .5 yatds from spot of foul;also, loss of down if by TeamA before team possession changes during a scrimmage down.


Can a quarterback cross the line of scrimmage and then come back and throw a legal forward pass?

Yes, as long as he is behind the line of scrimmage when he passes it, it doesn't matter if he has crossed it before. No, once a quaterback crosses the line of scrimmage he is considered a runner and can only pitch the ball backwards


Where did the name quarterback come from?

the Quarterback is one quarter the distance behind the line of scrimmage as the fullback.


Could Clipping happen behind line of scrimmage?

Absolutely! I should know...I was penalized once for this!


Is tackle of running back who receives direct snap behind line of scrimmage a sack?

yes


Are you allowed to tackle a player behind the line of scrimmage?

Provided they have the ball, you can tackle them wherever you like.


Can a field goal be kicked from more than 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage?

yes


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

From the line of scrimmage.