Football Rules and Regulations

Football rules and regulations refer to established codes followed in playing the game. Each team is allowed to have 11 players on the field. Other rules that govern the game relate to the game’s format, the field, and penalties.

4,687 Questions
Football - American
American Football History
Football Rules and Regulations
Football Field Measurements

What are the names of all of the positions in American football?

Hehejd

867868869
Football - American
Football - Soccer
Football Rules and Regulations
High School Football

What are the basic rules of Football?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_the_Game

416417418
American Football History
Football Rules and Regulations

Why are touchdowns worth 7 points?

They aren't. They are worth 6

287288289
Math and Arithmetic
Football Rules and Regulations
Football Field Measurements

How many football fields are in 1500 feet?

There are 100 yards between end zones on a football field. Each yard is equal to 3 feet so there are 300 feet between end zones. 1500 feet divided by 300 feet is 5, so 1500 feet is the length of 5 football fields.

277278279
Football - American
American Football History
Football Rules and Regulations

Who is the all time NFL in personal foul penalties?

Rodney harrison

245246247
Football - American
Football Rules and Regulations

What does the tackle do in football?

Tackle is a action not a PERSON!just to let u know

When referring to a person on the football team, the "tackle" is a lineman. There are offensive and defensive tackles, though only the defensive tackles are permitted to tackle anyone. The name dates back to the time when the same player had to play both offense and defense.

The offensive line looks like this:

End - Tackle - Guard - Center - Guard - Tackle - End

The tackle's primary job is to block, either to create holes for the running backs or to protect the quarterback from the blitzing defenders. Tackles are big but generally are quicker than the guards, as they are responsible for outside protection and therefore need to respond quickly to any moves made by the defensive ends.

On defense, the defensive tackles play on the inside of the defensive line. Defensive tackles are generally bigger, to clog up the line and prevent the running backs from getting through.

243244245
Football Rules and Regulations

What do you call a person who makes a challenge?

Challenger

222324
New England Patriots
Football Rules and Regulations
Tuck Everlasting
Tom Brady

What is the 'tuck rule'?

The tuck rule applies when a quarterback starts a throwing motion and then decides not to throw and attempts to 'tuck' the ball back into his body to keep possession. Should the quarterback lose control of the ball while in the tucking motion and the ball hits the ground, the play is considered an incomplete pass as opposed to a fumble.
The tuck rule is defined in Rule 3, Section 21, Article 2, Note 2 of the NFL Official Rules and is defined below:
"When a player is holding the ball to pass it forward, any intentional forward movement of his hand starts a forward pass, even if the player loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body. Also, if the player has tucked the ball into his body and then loses possession, it is a fumble."

129130131
Football - American
American Football History
Football Rules and Regulations

What happens if a player with the football gets tackled in his own end zone?

If the ball goes into the endzone due to an offensive player or action (taking the snap into the endzone, running it back into the endzone, etc...), then the play results in a safety.

If the ball goes into the endzone due to a defensive player, such as a kick (once the ball is kicked, the kicking team is considered 'giving up' the ball, and is therefore a defense), then the play results in a touchback to the 20 yard line (25 on kickoffs in the NCAA).

229230231
Football Rules and Regulations

Is hurdling a penalty in the NFL?

Hurdling IS illegal in the NFL and it is similar to the NCAA rule. Hurdling is defined as jumping over an opponent that has no other body part besides at least one foot on the ground.

Basically, you cannot jump over another player who is standing. If they have a knee on the ground or their hand, they can be jumped over.

224225226
Football Rules and Regulations

In the NFL what is an illegal motion?

An illegal motion penalty may be several things such as two players in motion at the time of the snap, a player in motion that stops but is not set for at least one second prior to the snap, or a player that is moving forward towards the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap.

In the NFL, one player is allowed to be in motion at the time the ball is snapped to the quarterback. This player in motion must be at least one yard behind the line of scrimmage and rung parallel to or away from the line of scrimmage at the time the ball is snapped.

Two players in motion at the snap are illegally SHIFTING only, not motion. (REMEMBER!! DON'T GO SCREAMING TO THE RFF!!)

Players moving before the snap are considered 'shifting'. The shift doesn't end until all 11 offensive players set for 1 second (2 in HS). After the 'set' if only one player begins moving (not in a quick manner such as simulating the snap, which is a false start) and the ball is snapped, he is in motion. The rules of motion is that the player can only move side to side behind the line of scrimmage, and a back inside the tackle box can move forward while inside the tackle box, but cannot be moving forward at the snap. Therefore, an illegal motion is usually when a motion player is moving forward towards the line of scrimmage

223224225
Football Rules and Regulations

Why is an NFL goal line pylon out of bounds?

The goal line is marked inbounds, but extends beyond the in bounds line. The pylon is the point at which the goal line is out of bounds. It is used by the sideline officials (usually deep wings: FG & SG) to determine when a touchdown is scored or not on plays that are at made at one of the four corners of the endzone.

In the NFL, the ball has to be inside the pylon when running into the endzone to be considered a touchdown.

In the NCAA starting this year (2012), and part of the player can touch the pylon and as long as the ball is inside the goal line extended (extending into the out of bounds area), to be considered a touchdown.

In high school, the ball has to cross the goal line extended to be considered a touchdown.

211212213
Football - American
English Football
Football Rules and Regulations

What are the rules of football?

Football can refer to several different sports, all of which have largely different rule bases. See the related links for more specific questions.

210211212
Football Rules and Regulations

In a football game what happens if the score is tied?

currently, in college football, the overtime system would not allow for a game to end in a tie. there's no time limit in the overtime system, so the game continues until a winner is determined.

in the NFL, if the game goes into overtime, and neither team scores in the 15 minute period, the game would end in a tie.

in the NFL playoffs, although there's a time limit on the overtime periods, the game would continue until one team wins.

207208209
Football Rules and Regulations

When is a touchdown scored in flag football?

Same time as tackle football, when a player gets in the end zone with the football, but usually its not a rushing touchdown in flag football.
205206207
Football Rules and Regulations

How is football funded and organised?

yt

185186187
Football Rules and Regulations

Does an onside kick have to go beyond ten yards?

If the kicking team wants to recover their own onside kick and be awarded possession, then yes, the ball must travel ten yards before it is touched by a player from the kicking team, UNLESS the ball is first touched by a member of the receiving team. The receiving team can touch and/or recover the ball at any time.

The ball ALSO has to touch the ground in addition to going 10 yards. Both those conditions must be met for the kicking team to recover the kick and maintain possession. The other way to do it is for the receiving team to touch the ball first.

183184185
Football - American
Football Rules and Regulations
100 Meter Dash

Can you decline a false start?

You cannot decline the penalty, since it is happening prior to the snap, you can, however, decline the YARDAGE of the penalty.

183184185
Football - Soccer
American Football History
English Football
Football Rules and Regulations

What are the rules regarding goal kicks in football?

Several contributors made notes on the rules concerning the goal kick in association football/soccer. They are condensed here:

  • The kick can be taken from anywhere in the goal area (the small box) and is not in play until it has left the penalty area (the big box) into the field of play.
  • After the kick, no player may touch it until it has left the penalty area. If they do, the goal kick is retaken.
  • If the ball does not enter play, if it does not leave the penalty area or crosses the defender's goal line before entering play, then the goal kick is retaken. This applies even if it enters the kicking team's goal.
  • A goal kick is a direct free kick, if it goes straight into the opponent's goal then a goal is awarded.
  • If a goal kick does enter play, but somehow enters the kicking team's goal directly, no goal is awarded and the restart will be a corner kick for the opposing team.
179180181
Entertainment & Arts
Football Rules and Regulations

What happens if a football game is stopped due to lightning?

Football teams play in all sorts of weather such as rain snow and much more. However, the two things they do not play in is hurricanes and lighting. If it does happen while they are playing, they need to stop the game immediately. They will carry on with the game another day.

181182183
Football Rules and Regulations

Can you block after signaling for a fair catch?

No, after signaling a fair catch nobody on the opposing team may touch you and you may not touch anybody on the opposing team.

179180181
Football - American
American Football History
Football Rules and Regulations

When did the NFL start using the net in the back of the field goal and why was it implemented?

I don't know when they started using the Field goal nets but I do know its for safety purposes... People would see the kick comming and jump for the ball and end up on top of people or even falling down the stands and getting injured.

i don't know when they first started to use them but I know what there for. they used to kick them into the stands and hit people. also people used to fight for the footballs and get hurt

A while back, a fan during a monday night game, jump onto the sideline from the stands and caught a ball that was kicked.

174175176
Football Rules and Regulations
Colleges and Universities

Is it mandatory to go for the 1 or 2 extra PAT?

Mandatory PATIf you are ahead it shows good sportsmanship not to run up the score so 1 point will do if it is a close offensive game then 2 might be a good idea, but might not be. If its near the end of the game and a team is down they will go for 2 points, if the score can be met by 8 points or less to tie, im hopes that they can recover an onside kick and get score. NewIt is mandatory to go for the extra point, now if the team wants to intentionally miss the pat it is their choice. You dont have to attempt the extra point, if you score at the end of the game and time runs out, and it is the go ahead score.

He is right you have no choice you have to go for the PAT

Yes. I've seen games where a team scored a go-ahead TD to win the game as time expired and the teams left the field, but the officials made the teams come back out for a PAT attempt. I think the rationale in the NFL is that the point could play a role in tiebreaker situations at the end of the season.

There is one exception, though: In overtime in the NFL, if a team scores a touchdown, the game is over, and no extra point is attempted. That's because of the nature of the NFL's sudden-death system, which of course states that the first team to score wins. So once a team scores, that's it by definition. Game over. Under the sudden-death rules, it would be impossible to add any more points.

ANSWER

A team may deline the opportunity to convert a touchdown if the Head Coach specifically informs the Referee that he wishes to do so. Otherwise, PAT will be assumed.

After every touchdown it is indeed mandatory to go for at least one extra point.

Exception: In high school and college, after 3 overtimes both teams are required to go for 2, and not the 1 point point try. The reason is that the 2 point conversion is much harder to score on, and since the game is already deep into the overtime attempts, this rule 'forces' the game to end sooner.

169170171
Football - Soccer
English Football
Football Rules and Regulations

Could a football goalkeeper put the ball against a player's hand and call it a hand ball?

No. The ball must be handled deliberately for there to be an infraction.

163164165
Football Rules and Regulations

Can you bunt in football?

No.

161162163

Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.