A player is inbounds if he is within the football boundaries (sidelines and end lines).
Football Out of Bounds
A player is out of bounds if he is on or outside the football boundaries. A player is always either inbounds or out of bounds in football.
Football Boundaries Rules
The rules of the football boundaries work like this:
- a player must be inbounds to touch the football
- if a player runs out of bounds with the ball, the scrimmage down is over
- a score will not count if a player catches the ball out of bounds
Touching The Boundaries
If a player touches any part of the boundaries (sidelines and end lines) or crosses the football boundaries in any way he is considered out of bounds.