Why is the ball not considered down when its hiked and placed on the ground to k

  1. Rob Noneman profile image78
    Rob Nonemanposted 8 years ago

    Why is the ball not considered down when its hiked and placed on the ground to kick a field goal?

    Other than just being an understood rule, and especially in college football because you are normally considered down if you have possession of the ball and your knee is touching the ground.

  2. Porshadoxus profile image76
    Porshadoxusposted 8 years ago

    The ball / player with the ball has not been touched by a defender. In a regular play, if the ballcarrier falls without being touched by a defender, he is not down either. He can regain his feet and continue on. The same applies to the Field Goal play.

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    Ed Brinkposted 8 years ago

    i dont have a definite answer, but his isnt totally correct because thats only an NFL rule. in everything else, down is down you dont have to be touched

 
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