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When the ball carrier is tackled and does not pass ball to teammate or the ball is out of bounds, the play is called a scrum, and the yard line where the last play was downed is called the line of scrimmage. -----
In American football, draw a line from sideline to sideline where the ball is put into play on each down and that is the line of scrimmage.

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Yes ... when an official places the ball on the ground and the referee blows his whistle to signify that a play can begin ... if you think about a straight line going from one sideline to the other that passes through the front tip of the ball and is parallel to the goal lines ... that is the line of scrimmage. In American football, no player is allowed past the line of scrimmage until the ball is snapped and put into play.

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Its were the ball is placed before each play. If the ball has traveled the line moves. Also only so many eligible Receivers can be on the line.

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