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If the team is down to their 4th down and have yet to make the 10 yards to get to 1st down again, a team would either set up for a field goal if they are in range, or simply punt the ball instead of attempting a 4th and long.

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A team would decide to punt the football in their final down. They would punt the ball to relinquish the ball if the team is struggling to win the game.

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When would a team choose to punt a football?

When it is fourth down and a field goal is too long. They won't punt when they are trailing late in a close game either.

Why do players do a punt?

A team will punt the football when they can not get a 1st down after 3rd downs. This is only done when the team is not in range to kick a field goal. The main reason for a punt is to make the other team start there drive farther back.

Who holds the longest punt in high school football in Ohio?

I was a punter for a team in Ohio in 1998 and my longest punt was 75 yards.

Why cant teams punt the football after a touchdown?

The rules set it up specifically saying that the team must kickoff from the tee. Now if there was a safety against that team, then they must punt the ball to the opposing team.

Is a safety a turnover in football?

Yes, because you have to punt the ball to the other team, and they get 2 points.

A team is allowed how many tries to make a first down?

a football team gets four downs. but mostly they punt or kick a feild goal on the 4th or fake a run or the could have fake punt pass

Has a team ever tried a short pooch punt from inside their opponents 25 or even 20 yard line?

In pro football, the likelihood would be slim. The main factors would be 1) the health of the field-goal kickers, 2) the accuracy of the field-goal kickers, and 3) the wind. Although no records have been found in this search, it is possible that this convergence of events has occurred. The likelihood of such a pooch punt increases as the level of skill decreases. Thus, a Pop Warner football team would likely pooch punt in such a situation.

In football on a punt when ball is fumbled and goes out of bounds last touched by kicking team player who is awarded possession of ball?

receiving team

In high school football can you punt on kick off?

No, I personally have never heard that you could. If the other team gets a safety though, then they get 2 points and the other team then has to punt the ball to them from I think the 20 yard line.

Can you punt on third down?

Yes, there is no rule saying when you can punt and when you cannot.

In a football game can you recover an onside punt stemming from a safety?

Technically speaking, there's no such thing as an "on-sides punt" in the NFL (or any other league that I am aware of).A punt that moves forward is simply a punt, and if it is touched by a member of the receiving team, it may then be stripped or recovered by a member of the punting team.If it is not touched by a member of the receiving team, it will be marked dead where a member of the punting team first touches it, or whistled dead when it ceases reasonable movement.A punt that goes backwards is considered a live ball and a "muff" or a fumble, which would follow normal rules.

What is a muff in football?

A 'muff' is generally used with punting and occurs when the player that is catching the punt drops it or 'muffs it' without ever having possession of the ball. There is a distinct difference in the NFL rules between a muff and a fumble. If a punt receiver fumbles a punt, that means he had possession of the ball and then fumbled. The punting team can recover a fumble and advance it as many yards as they can get. If a punt receiver muffs a punt, that means the receiver did not have possession of the ball. The punting team may recover a muff but may not advance the ball. The punting team would gain possession of the ball at the spot of the recovery.