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.
Yes, the team with control of the football may punt on any down.
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.
I was a punter for a team in Ohio in 1998 and my longest punt was 75 yards.
About 45 yards per punt, and the average hang time would be right around 4.5 seconds. Therefore, the punt team would need to travel a yard per 0.1 seconds to reach the punt returner by the time he catches it.
A punt in football tends to be when the football is hit with the toes, rather then the inside of the foot or the laces of the boot. Punt is sometimes used to describe hitting the ball very hard and out of control. 'punt it' upfield, rather then pass it upfield. it also could be used when a team has no chance of making it to the end zone
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.
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.
They punt it away, because they cant get 10 yards with the 4 downs they have, and dont want the other team to have an easy drive for a TD
Yes, because you have to punt the ball to the other team, and they get 2 points.
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