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# IN football One knee in bounds equal two feet?

Updated: 9/28/2023

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13y ago

The answer is yes. There is a book written by John Madden entitled "one Knee equals two feet (and everything else you need to know about football)" that deals with this subject in depth. The book was published in 1986 but can still be found on Amazon.com or ebay. The NFL rules article 3 states "A forward pass is complete (by the offense) or intercepted (by the defense) if a player, who is inbounds:

(a) secures control of the ball in his hands or arms prior to the ball touching the ground; and

(b) touches the ground inbounds with both feet or with any part of his body other than his hands.

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13y ago

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12y ago

Yes, they both have to be inbounds inorder for it to be counted as a catch.

You must maintain possession of the ball too.

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13y ago

True

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### One knee equals two feet but what if one knee is in bounds and one knee comes down out of bounds?

It is incomplete.

### Is a player out of bounds if the ball and his upper body are out of bounds before his knee hits the ground in bounds?

Rules vary from state to state but in this case it is perfectly legal. So along as the players feet are in bounds. In highschool football its normally if one foot is in bounds and the other is not out of bounds and the player has control of the ball then its a catch

### Who said one knee eguals two feet?

John Madden, it's a football term. One knee hitting the ground is the equivalent to two feet hitting the ground for purposes of a receiver making a catch in or out of bounds. It is also the title of Madden's book.

### At what times is someone in possession of the ball considered out of bounds if ones knee goes down in bounds but the ball hits out of bounds?

If his knee touches inbounds, he is considered tackled in the field of play, regardless if the the ball ends up out of bounds. The clock will continue to run

### What muscles contract when you kick a football?

the quadriceps will contract and the hamstring will relax .the quariceps straightens the knee and the hamstring extends the hip and bends the knee to kcik the football the quadriceps will contract and the hamstring will relax .the quariceps straightens the knee and the hamstring extends the hip and bends the knee to kcik the football the quadriceps will contract and the hamstring will relax .the quariceps straightens the knee and the hamstring extends the hip and bends the knee to kcik the football

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I know when I did that, I twisted the ligaments in my knee.

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