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If a quarterback and the entire ball are in front of the line of scrimmage then a forward pass can no longer be thrown but a lateral is still a legal play. However, by the act of crossing the line of scrimmage, the quarterback does not lose the right to throw a forward pass as long as after crossing the line scrimmage, the ball returns behind and is thrown from behind the line scrimmage.

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Q: Can a quarterback throw the ball after crossing the line of scrimmage?
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Can a quarterback go pass the line of scrimmage and than go back and throw the ball?

No... ANSWER: If the QB goes back behind the line of scrimmage, then yes, he can still throw the ball. Crossing the line of scrimmage doesn't negate the QB's right to throw a legal forward pass on that play.


Can the quarterback in football run with the ball then throw it?

Yes, as long as the quarterback doesn't pass the line of scrimmage. Once past the line of scrimmage, you cannot pass the ball forward


Can a quarterback cross the line of scrimmage and then punt the ball?

No...all kicks from scrimmage must be done prior to crossing the LOS, same as a forward pass.


Can the quarterback throw 2 forward passes on same play?

if the ball doesn't cross the line of scrimmage


When a quarterback in CFL throw the ball away or grounds it does a penalty depend on wether or not he had passed the line of scrimmage?

If the ball fails to pass the line of scrimmage, it is penalized as Intentional Grounding. The player who hit the quarterback is still awarded the sack.


If a quarterback throws the football behind the line of scrimmage and the receiver does not catch it is it a fumble?

That depends on the angle the ball travelled. If the receiver is behind or exactly to the side of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle parallel to or away from the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a lateral and would be a fumble if the receiver did not catch it. If the receiver is in front of the quarterback and the ball travels at an angle towards the line of scrimmage, the throw is considered a forward pass and would be an incomplete pass.


Can anyone other than Quarterback throw the ball to the receiver in football?

Anyone except one of the five primary offensive linemen is allowed to throw the ball in an NFL game, as long as it is thrown from behind the line of scrimmage.


Can a quarterback cross the line of scrimmage and then come back and throw a legal forward pass?

Yes, as long as he is behind the line of scrimmage when he passes it, it doesn't matter if he has crossed it before. No, once a quaterback crosses the line of scrimmage he is considered a runner and can only pitch the ball backwards


If you touch the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage when he fumbles the ball and tries to recover the ball is that a sack?

yes


What offensive player is the first to touch the ball?

When the offensive team breaks the huddle and comes up to the line of scrimmage to start the play, the first offensive player to touch the ball is the center. The center snaps the ball to the quarterback and the quarterback will either hand the ball to a running back, throw the ball to a receiver, or run the ball himself.


How do you be a better quarterback?

throw the ball


What line does the quarter back have to stand behind to throw the ball?

The quarterback can only make a forward pass from behind the line of scrimmage. A lateral pass may be made from anywhere.


Can a Runner cross the line of scrimmage then lateral the ball back to the Quarterback can the Quarterback then make a forward pass?

It depends on whether the runner is fat or not. Does that answer your question?


Is it intentional grounding in the nfl if the qb does not throw the ball past the line of scrimmage?

yes


In football can a receiver pass the ball after catching it?

no the receiver can not pass the ball after catching it. hence the name "receiver" he only receives passes and does not throw them Actually the answer above is wrong, if say the quarterback throws the ball backwards or laterally then the receiver can then throw the ball. There is no rule on WHO throws the ball, only that there is one forward pass per play and it must come from behind the line of scrimmage.


Can you throw a pass after a handoff?

Yes, a ball carrier has right to throw a forward pass as long as he has not crossed the line of scrimmage.


What is a sack in American football?

A sack is when the quarterback is tacked behind the line of scrimmage before he is able to pass the ball.


Can a qurterback cross over the line of scrimmage on a run then turn back and cross back over and throw the ball downfield?

No, once the ball crosses the line of scrimmage, no passing plays can be made.


Can a quarterback continue to throw the ball after a forced fumbled?

yes


What is encroachment unabated to the quarterback?

Encroachment is when a defensive player makes contact with an offensive player at the line of scrimmage prior to the ball being snapped. Unabated to the quarterback is when a defensive player charges across the line and is on his way to the quarterback before the ball is snapped.


What does the Line of Scrimmage mean in football?

its sort of the invisible line where the quarterback throws the ball, and once the ball is thrown the QB cant run forward. :) I think


Can a quarterback throw the ball away as long as there is an eligible receiver in the vicinity of where the pass is thrown either beyond or behind the line of scrimmage?

just pass to any open reciver or even a runningback! you just might not want to throw to a place where there is no reciver for it may me inentional groundung


A quarterback takes the ball from the line of scrimmage runs backward for 30.8 yards then sideways parallel to the line of scrimmage for 27.3 yards At this point he throws a 33.2-yard forward pass?

27.52 yds


What does the quarterback do in a game?

The quarterback is the root to an offense in football. He takes the ball from a center, who hikes the ball to him, and does whatever the play is. He can throw it, run it, hand it off, whatever he wants to do.


How far should a good quarterback be able to throw at 14 years old?

Iโ€™m 14, 6โ€™0, 165, and i throw exactly 38 yards but I feel like I can throw farther with a different ball, everyone tells me it feels really heavy, before reading this i was scared I was below average but Iโ€™m right on point As a great QB with a heavy ball, if i get a different ball Iโ€™ll probably launch it 42 yards to be honest.