It’s flashback Friday everyone!
What is a Reception?
An Explanation of What Constitutes a Reception in the NFL
From James Alder, former About.com Guide
Basically what that means is simple. If a player goes to the ground while in the process of making a catch, he must control the ball all the way through until his momentum from the fall ends. If at any point before his momentum stops he loses control of the ball and it touches the ground, the pass is incomplete.
What is a
Rule 8 – Section 3 – Article 1 – Item 5: Simultaneous Catch. If a pass is CAUGHT [‘caught’ still follows ‘reception’ rules above] simultaneously by two eligible opponents, and both players retain it, the ball belongs to the passers. It is not a simultaneous catch if a player gains control first and an opponent subsequently gains joint control. If the ball is muffed after simultaneous touching by two such players, all the players of the passing team become eligible to catch the loose ball.
What is the result?
Touchdown baby. Go Hawks.