A pass completion.
For the passer, it's called a completion. For the receiver, it's called a reception.
If the pass is ruled a catch then a fumble..the receiver receives the yards from the pass...and is credited with a fumble
Yes it is a complete pass
Catches the ball thrown from the quarterback.
No, it is considered a completed pass. A receiver may go to the ground to catch the ball, as long as it doesn't hit the ground.
A lateral pass that hits the ground is a fumble, and if the defense recovers, it is a turnover. If the receiver drops the ball after he catches a lateral pass, it is considered an incompletion.
No. He would be assessed a 'delay of game' foul and the appropriate penalty given.
as soon as the ball is snapped as long as the ball does not travel past the line of scrimmage in the air
It is called a interception and is the other teams ball
When the quarterback throws the ball to the receiver and the receiver doesn't catch it.
no the receiver can not pass the ball after catching it. hence the name "receiver" he only receives passes and does not throw them Actually the answer above is wrong, if say the quarterback throws the ball backwards or laterally then the receiver can then throw the ball. There is no rule on WHO throws the ball, only that there is one forward pass per play and it must come from behind the line of scrimmage.