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Kickoff Return 1998 Cincinnati

Kickoff Return 1998 Cincinnati

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SECTION
III
CINCINNATI BENGALSKICKOFF RETURN
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CINCINNATI BENGALS KICKOFF
RETURJ~
Important RulesI. IMPORTANT RULES
1.
Any kick which travels more than
10
yards
is
a live ball. The kickingteam may recover the kick, but only the receiving team may advance itunless the receiver fumbles after
he
has been declared in possession.2. The kick must travel 10 yards to be a legal kick unless the receiving teamtouches it within that first
10
yards, then it becomes a live ball. Eitherteam may recover the kick, but only the receiving team may advance it,unless the receiver fumbles after
he
has had possession.
3.
A kickoff which goes out-of-bounds without being touched by thereceiving team causes a penalty against the kicking team. The receivingteam has the option
of
taking possession
at
the out-of-bounds spot or 30yards from the spot
of
the kick.
If
the receiving team touches the ball prior
to
the ball going out-of-bounds, it
is
their ball at the point in which the balltraveled out-of-bounds.4. The fair catch rule
is
in effect for kickoffs. Once the receiving team hasfair caught the ball, they can put the ball into play with a free kick
if
they
so
choose.
5.
The member
of
a kicking team may use their hands or arms
to
push, pull,or ward -off a blocker in an attempt
to
recover the ball except in the first
10
yards unless it is first touched by the receiving team.
6.
Neither team may block below the waist (15 yard penalty).7. A free-kick after a safety has the same exact rules as the kickoff except.that the restraining line for kicking teams is the
20
yard line. The kickingteam may also choose to punt the ball.
8.
If
the momentum
of
the kicked ball takes it into the endzone, even
ifit
istouched by the receiving team, it can
be
downed in the endzone by thereceiving team:
9.
A kickoff recovered by the kicking team in the endzone is a touchdown.
10.
If
a kicking team is offside, the receiving team has the option
of
takingthe play or
ma1<ing
the kicking
1~am.
re-.kick
with a 5 yard penalty.
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CINCINNATI
BEN GALS
KICKOFF RETURN -Continued:Important Rules -Continued:
11. Onside kicks:
a.
On
an onside kick that goes out-of-bounds without being touchedby the receiving team, it is a 5 yard penalty and a re-kick.
(If
touched by the receiving team prior
to
going out, it is their ball atthe spot
in
which the ball travels out-of-bounds).
b.
If
onside
is
illegally touched by the kicking team prior to
10
yards,the receiving team has an option offorcing a re-kick with a 5 yardpenalty.
c.
After 2 or more consecutive out-of-bound
of
short free kicks, thereceiving team has the option
of
taking the ball
at
the dead ballspot.
,.
12. The time clock:
a.
The clock will start when the ball
is
kicked except during the last 2minutes
of
either half. The clock will then start when the ball
is
legally touched.
b.
A kickoff return
is
considered a change
of
possession and the clockwill stop after the play. (Don't waste a timeout).
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