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

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


When does a defensive player catches a pass on football?

An Interception.

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Is intercept a football word?

Yes, an interception occurs when a defensive player catches a ball thrown by the quarterback.

What does a defensive player do when they catch the football?

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.

When a defense player catches a pass?

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If the ball bounces off the ground in Canadian football and someone catches it is it a reception?

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What is it called when a defensive player catches a pass?

It's called an interception.

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The widereciever or tightend

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