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which ever one hits the ground first is where he is down.


The spot of the ball depends entirely upon where the ball is located at the moment when the player is ruled "down." If the player extends the ball forward before his knee (or any part of his body except a foot or hand) touches down, then the ball will be spotted at the point where it was extended.

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Q: Where is the ball spotted when the NFL player is down At the spot where his knee hits or where the ball is when he stretches out?
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In the NFL is the ball spotted where the ball is at or where the first contact with the ground is made by the carrier I have always spotted the ball where the knee goes down or whatever hits first?

It is spotted at the point where the ball is when the knee hits the ground.

Where is the ball spotted after defensive pass interference?

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When a player on offense is carrying the ball His body does not break the plain of the endzone but he extends his arms so the ball does for a touchdown Can a player do the same for a first down?

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If the ball is fumbled and rolls past the first down marker is it a first down?

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