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Line of Scrimmage
The imaginary line established for each team by the point of the ball nearest its goal line.
The ten-yard area in which the defense protects and the offense tries to invade. The end zone is 53 yards wide and 10 yards long. If a team runs or passes the ball into the opponent's end zone they will be awarded a touch down.
The front line of the end zone, closest to the playing area. If the ball crosses this line by a player, a touchdown is awarded to their team.
When any part of the players body is beyond the line of scrimmage before the ball is snapped.
The area the width of the football that is between the offensive and defensive scrimmage lines.
The lines on the field that mark either 5 or 10 yards.
Another term for a play in football. The offense is given four downs to get a first down or a touchdown.
The offense may earn a first down if they advance the ball 10 yards in 4 downs.
Awarded to a team if they run or pass the ball into the opponent's end zone. Six points are awarded.
The offense gets an opportunity to score extra points after a touchdown. The team gets the ball at the three-yard line. If they kick the ball through the goal post they score one point. If the team runs or passes the ball into the end zone, the will score two points.
A team is awarded two points if they get the opponents flag in their own end zone. The team not in possession of the ball gets the points.
When the offense puts the ball in the defensive teams end zone while giving up possession of the ball. This could happen on a kick or a punt. It could also happen if the defense intercepts a pass in their own end zone and does not try to run it out. The ball will then be placed on the twenty-yard line.
The offense has the option of giving up possession (usually on 4th down) by kicking the ball to the opponent. The ball is kicked by dropping the ball and kicking it into the air. The opponent may return the ball and advance it.
The game is started by placing the ball on the ground and held by a teammate or placed on a tee. The kick-off is used to start the game and half, and after a score.
A pass that is thrown to a teammate toward the line of scrimmage. The pass may be made overhand or underhand.
Ball is passed straight across field. It does not travel forward or backward.
Ball is passed back to a player, many times pitched underhand.
(A lateral or backward pass must be made after the ball has crossed the line of scrimmage.)
One player hands the ball off to another player.
Ball is caught in the air.
Ball is thrown and falls to the ground.
Catching of a ball by an opponent who is then allowed to run with the ball.
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