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When a punted ball is 'fair caught' by a receiver, the ball is spotted at the mark that the receiver caught the ball.

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NFL fair catch rules?

the wave must be over the shoulder must catch the ball after waving fair catch if it hits you and you dont catch it the ball is live


In baseball if the ball is popped up in foul territory but is not past first base and you go and try to catch it and then drop it is it a fair ball?

no the only way it can be a fair ball is if you go to try to catch it in foul territory and then you drop it and it drops into fair territory


Is the ball fair or foul if it is a line drive and you are in fair territory but reach in foul territory to catch it and touch the ball?

It is considered a foul out. The ball determines wether it is fair or foul.


In baseball if you knock a fair ball foul is it fair?

If the batter "knocks" a ball foul it's foul ...if a fielder "knocks" the ball foul while in fair territory the ball is fare... the fielder can catch the ball in foul territory for an out ...


In ncaa football may player do a fair catch and the touch the ball after letting it hit the ground?

Yes. When a player signals for a "fair catch," this only means they must be given the opportunity to catch the ball without the threat of being hit, with the stipulation that they cannot advance it. Once the ball hits the ground, the opportunity has been given and the fair catch is off. The player may then touch the ball, advance it, etc.


When a Player signals fair catch but his teammate catches ball can he forward the ball?

The ball cannot be advanced if Player A calls for a fair catch and Player B catches the ball. From the NFL game operations Manual, Rule 10, Section 2, Article 3b (emphasis mine) :"If the ball is caught or recovered by a teammate who did not make a valid fair catch signal, the ball is dead immediately, but it is not a fair catch. The ball will next be put in play by a snap by the receiving team at the dead-ball spot (or at the succeeding spot after enforcement of any applicable penalties).


What is a fair catch kick?

when a player calls for a fair catch on a kick he waves, this means that as soon as he catches the ball he is down right there and nobody can tackle him.


Can you fair catch a kick off?

Yes. Any kick, punt or kickoff, can be fair caught. One major difference between fair catching a punt and fair catching a kickoff is that the kickoff is a free kick. Where a punt returner deep in his own territory may call for a fair catch and let the ball bounce on the ground in the hope that the ball will bounce into the end zone for a touchback, the kick returner must catch the ball due to the fact that a kickoff is a free kick and the team that recovers a free kick is awarded possession of the ball.


What constitutes a fair catch?

during a punt the receiving team may choose to fair catch the ball. The player signals this to the other team and the refs by waiving his hand high in the air before he catches the ball. When he does this and then catches the ball the play is over and the offense comes out and starts from the exact spot he caught the ball. No defensive player is allowed to hit a player who signals fair catch. If a player calls a faircatch and then touches but does not catch the ball the play continues and the kicking team may get the ball and then will have a first down.


If a player attempts to catch a pop up while standing in both fair and foul territory?

It does not matter if you catch a ball in fair or foul territory it is still considered an out.


Is there a rule in the MLB rule book that says if a fielder touches a foul ball but does not catch it is fair?

No. The umpire calls the ball fair or foul based on where the ball is when the fielder touches it. If the ball is in foul territory when it is touched, the ball is called foul.


If a baseball player touches a ball in foul territory but doesn't catch it is it foul or fair?

it is a foul ball as long as someone in fair territory didnt touch it first


If there is a fair catch what yard line does the ball go to?

Where the kick returner is standing.


What sport is fair catch in?

football (the one with the brown oval shaped ball)


Can a onside kick be fair caught?

Yes. Any kick can be fair-caught. But if the ball hits the ground or a player touches it, the fair-catch signal is off.


What must occur for a player to advance a punt in which he made a signal for a fair catch?

He must muff (he touches the ball but does not completely possess the ball) the ball.


Why can't you fair catch a onside kick?

Actually, you can, as long as the ball has not hit the ground.


A fielder standing in fair territory reaches over the foul line and drops the ball back into fair territory does the ball remain foul because it was golng to drop foul?

No matter where the feilder is standing... foul or fair territory... the second they come into contact with the ball, its considered fair and in play. Even if it was going foul and you try to catch it and miss it, if there is any contact, the ball becomes fair.


What is the correct definition of a fair catch?

The "Fair-Catch" is an NFL rule that exists to protect players on the receiving team during a kickoff or punt. Prior to the fair-catch rule, on a kickoff/punt, the kicking/punting team was free to hit the receiving team's kick/punt returner as soon as the ball was caught, which certainly led to injuries as the returner is essentially defenseless and blind right up until the point he makes the catch, as he stands prone and looks to the sky to track the ball in flight.While it's still legal to hit a kick/punt returner right as the catch is made, with the Fair Catch Rule, the returner now has the right to signal for a Fair-Catch so as to avoid getting annihilated as soon as he touches the football. It's a tough job to be a kick/punt returner, because you not only have to track and catch the kick/punt, but you have to be aware of how close the oncoming defenders are to you while the ball is still in the air. If the defenders are getting close, the returner must throw his hand in the air and wave it, thus signaling a Fair-Catch, which makes it illegal to hit him once he catches the ball.The Official NFL Rule Book defines a fair catch as thus:"A Fair Catch is an unhindered catch of an airborne scrimmage kick that has crossed the line of scrimmage, or of an airborne free kick, by a player of the receiving team who has given a valid fair catch signal."In other words, on a kickoff or punt, the player on the receiving team that is going to catch the ball can raise his hand above his head and wave it, and this indicates he cannot be tackled or hit on the play (he's given a fair shot at catching it with no deterrent from the defense). Defensive players can run up close to the punt/kick receiver but cannot interfere with the flight of the ball or touch the player who signaled the fair catch. However, in signaling for a fair catch, the receiving team cannot forward the ball upon securing it. Once the ball is caught, the play is whistled dead. If a fair-catch receiver muffs (drops) the ball, it's live again, and the defense can recover it and advance it. If the receiving team recovers a muffed punt or kick, the ball is dead at the spot it's recovered.The NFL Rule Book's definition of a fair catch signal is as follows:"A fair-catch signal is valid if it is made while the kick is in flight by a player who fullyextends one arm above his helmet and waves it from side to side. A receiver is permitted to legally raise his hand(s) to his helmet to shield his eyes from the sun, but is not permitted to raise them above his helmet except to signal for a fair catch."Conversely, an invalid Fair-Catch Signal is defined as such:"If a player raises his hand(s) above his shoulder(s) in any other manner, it is an invalid fair-catch signal. If there is an invalid fair-catch signal, the ball is dead when caught or recovered by any player of the receiving team, but it is not a fair catch. (The ball is not dead if it touches an opponent before or after it strikes the ground)."Making an invalid Fair-Catch Signal is a 5-yard penalty. You'll sometimes see players sheepishly raise their hand above their head and attempt no wave, which can be confusing to the kicking team, and will likely draw a penalty. Returners are taught to emphatically wave their wand in order to avoid this. Of course, it all happens very quickly, so often there's little time to make a perfectly executed Fair-Catch signal.


How do you call fair catch on madden nfl 08 for PC without using the mouse settings?

Using the keyboard settings, you have to press the "E" key while the ball is in the air to call a fair catch


On a kickoff in football do you have to give return guy room to catch the ball if he doesn't signal fair catch?

if u mean on the defencive side then u can tackle him as soon as he i think catches the ball.


If a high fly ball is foul and 1st baseman tries to catch it and the ball hits the tip of his glove and bounces off his glove and goes into fair territory is it fair or foul?

It's still foul cause the ball was hit in foul territory. Whether a ball is fair or foul is based on the position of the ball when it is touched. Since the ball was touched when the ball was in foul territory, it would be a foul ball.


Is punt returner who gives fair catch signal afforded protection after the punt hits the ground in high school game under nfhs rules?

The way "fair catch" is defined under NFHS rules (2-9-1), the receiver must give a valid signal AND must also make the catch before it can be called a "fair catch." If the ball hits the ground, there is no fair catch and therefore no protection for the receiver is warranted.


Player attempts to catch a pop up and touches the ball in foul territory and it hits the ground in fair territory?

Once a batted ball is touched by a defensive player in foul territory, it is ruled a foul ball regardless if said batted ball returns to fair territory.


Can punt receiver cover fumble after signaling for fair catch?

Yes the punt receiver can recover a muffed kick (fumbled kick) after signalling for a fair catch. He just can not run with the ball once it is picked up.