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That is called a turnover. While there are a few ways to turn the ball over (offensive foul, bad pass, other team steal, thrown out of bounds, etc.), all are classified as a turnover.

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Incomplete if it doesn't touch the receivers hands.

Fumbled, if the receiver has possession, but drops it.

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