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This is pretty cool.. Has anyone ever seen this attempted?
The fair catch kick is a rarely used rule in some forms of American football that allows a team, after making a fair catch of an opponent's kick, to attempt a field goal freely from the spot of the catch. It is one of the three types of free kicks; the other two are the kickoff and the safety kick.
Anyone know of any other cool rules that we don't see very often?
This post was edited by Lesticals on 9/12/2012 at 5:50 PM
Danielle Hunter, Jamario Rasco, Anthony FREAK Johnson.. DL wrecking crew of 2013.
If a free kick goes ten yards in the air, the wind blows it back across the receiver's line, it hits the ground and the kicking team recovers it is the kicking teams ball first and ten at the spot of the recovery.
A free kick only has to go ten yards to make it legal for both teams to recover it. So if the Pittsburgh Steelers kick to the Baltimore Ravens and the ball travels ten yards it is fair game for both teams whether it lands ten, twenty, thirty or FIVE yards away. As long as it hits the ground. If a Ravens receiver tries to catch it then the Steeler must give him the opportunity to do so or it is kick catching interference. This is why teams will onside kick by kicking the ball into the ground first. This way once it goes ten yards if it is in flight both teams can recover it. AND the receiving team can not call fair catch on a grounded kick.
I saw it done in a HS game 20 something years ago.
It was a blowout and there was a punt after a safety that only went 10 yards. The receiving coach (he was a dick) spotted the ball and took the free FG to put them up by 47 points. He said he wanted to try it in case they ever needed it in a close game. Ha.
Looks like another perfect day.
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