Football Player Out of Bounds on Kick

What is a Player Out of Bounds on Kick Penalty in Football?

A player out of bounds on kick is a penalty in football that is called on a team when a player illegally re-enters the playing field after stepping out of bounds on the kickoff. A similar penalty is enforced if a player illegally re-enters the playing field during regular play. A player who is on offense may not re-enter the playing field after stepping out of bounds, unless they were forced out of bounds by a defender. Defenders however, may re-enter the playing field after stepping out of bounds so long as they establish themselves in-bounds before making a tackle or play on the ball. This penalty results in a 5 yard penalty against the offending team.


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