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Old 09-12-2013   #48
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Default Re: Oops, Personal Foul on FG was bad call

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Originally Posted by Uncle Rico View Post
Not only was he NOT a defenseless player, the defender didn't strike him in the head, he attempted to leap over him (not sure if jumping over the snapper is also considered illegal)?
Yes he IS a defenseless player:

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In 2010, defensive players were prohibited from lining up over the snapper on scrimmage kicks. Now, in addition, on field-goal and PAT attempts the snapper has been afforded additional protections and will now be considered a defenseless player.
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It is not limited to striking the head or striking with the head - it is:

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Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder,
Contact was made. He was defenseless. Now whether it was forcible is a discretionary call.
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