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If you are a K player (kicking team) and 'hit' or 'make contact' with the R player (receiving team) trying to catch the ball before or during the catch, it is a kick-catch interference foul. The R player attempting to catch the kick is given protection. He is given an 'opportunity to catch the ball'.

If the R player asks for a fair catch, he is never to be hit, unless the ball hits the ground.

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