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Football 2 Minute Warning

What is the 2 minute warning in football? When is the NFL 2 minute warning? Get ready to learn about the football 2 minute warning and when the game clock is stopped for both teams.

Football 2 Minute Warning

The two minute warning acts like a timeout. The game clock stops ticking when the clock hits 2:00. The 2 minute warning does not count towards a team's timeout limit.

The 2 minute warning only happens when there are two minutes or less left in the second quarter and fourth quarter.

Football 2 Minute Warning

IMPORTANT: only the NFL has the two minute warning. There is no two minute warning in college football or in high school football.

If the ball is still live when the game clock hits 2:00, the two minute warning will only take effect once the ball is declared dead by officials.

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