Spotting the ball

The defense is responsible for collecting the ball and the scrimmage marker at the proper spot after the ball carrier has been downed. Purposely delaying this action during a "hurry-up" offensive series will be a delay of game penalty. An un-sportsmanlike conduct penalty will be assessed if the spotting is continually delayed.

Upon the snap, the OFL neutral zone is extended by a player's arm length from where the nose of the ball was after spotting.

Last updated: Dec.16.2017