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

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Q: Why can't you fair catch a onside kick?
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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.


Can you fair catch an onside kick in the nfl?

No. Frank Gore of the 49ers was given a 5 yard penalty for calling fair catch after an onsides kick that didn't touch the ground.


Can you fair catch an onside kick in football?

Yes. However, according to NFL Rules: " If ball hits ground or is touched by member of kicking team in flight, fair catch signal is off and all rules for a kicked ball apply. " Therefore, if the onside kick touches the ground, it may not be fair caught. Since the vast, vast majority of onside kicks are on the ground, it would be a rare sight to see an onside kick fair caught.


Is there a fair catch rule on a onside kick in College football?

Yes, a member of the receiving team can signal for a fair catch. But, even if he doesn't, he must be given an unimpeded opportunity to catch the kick. The protection terminates if the ball touches the ground or he muffs the kick.


Can you kick an onside kick after a safety?

After a safety, the team that was forced into a safety must punt the ball to the opposing team instead of kicking a normal kickoff. I guess it just depends on how far the ball is being punted, there are no rules on how far the ball must be punted after a safety. So the answer is yes but it's not called an onside kick.


When was the last NFL onside punt?

The onside kick from scrimmage was eliminated, in the collegiate game, before WWI -- around 1912, I believe. The NFL started in 1920. So I guess the answer is -- never. In the NFL, an onside kick is only possible on a kickoff or on a free kick after a safety. But has there ever been an onside drop kick? I don't know, but lets consider why that would rarely (if ever) happen: Kickoffs are required to be a place kick (from a tee). So the only time you could even attempt an onside drop kick is after a safety, which is one of the rarest plays in football. An onside kick after a safety is very dangerous, as the kick must be from the 20 yard line. The opponent could recover the ball already in field goal range. An onside kick must hit the ground to prevent the other team from calling for a fair catch. This is more difficult to pull off with a drop kick.


How do you change to an onside kick formation on madden 13?

You go to the full playbook on kick-off. Then you select onside kick.


Is a Lost onside kick a turnover?

no


Can a punt be used as a free kick following a fair catch?

No ... the free kick following a fair catch is used to score a field goal, therefore, it must be a place kick or a drop kick.


Can you fair catch an onside kick that hit the ground 1st and then goes up into the air in high school football?

High school rules vary from state to state, but in college and the NFL, a fair-catch signal is waved off once the ball either hits the ground or a player.


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.


What is a fair catch kick in football?

During a fair catch if you wave you can't move your down right there.


Can you kick a free kick field goal after a fair catch?

In the NFL yes.


What is a squib kick?

A squib kick is a kick where it is shorter than a regular kickoff but longer than a short onside kick, often in the last few seconds in the half. It is still an onside kick, so it can be recovered by the kicking team. In case you have no idea how long it is, it is often 25 yards or so, and it's usually kicked low to the ground, so the receiving team can't fair catch it. Squib kicks are important because I don't think it has ever been returned.


Can you do an onside kick without telling the other team?

yea you are not suppose to tell them but the way you line up for an onside kick they will know already.


In the NFL does the ball have to move 10 feet or more in a onside kick?

The ball must travel 10 yards ( 30 ft. ) on an onside kick.


Can you kick a touchdown?

Yes you can kick a touchdown. By kicking an onside kick recover it and return it for a touchdown.


Who made the first onside kick?

place kicker


What is the difference between an onsides kick and a punt?

an onside kick you try to kick it about ten yards and recover it, a punt you try to get it as far down field as you can. Also onside kicks have a tee, and punts you toss in the air and kick it


What is the probability of kicking team recovering an onside kick?

21%


Can an onside kick be fielded by the kicking team out of the air?

yes


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.


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

Where the kick returner is standing.


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.


How many onside kicks have been recovered in the NFL statistically in comparison to the attempt to recover?

The packers are going to recover this onside kick