The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 18, 2013

A Don McCormack column: Interference penalties changing

(Continued)

Catching on

The rules committee also clarified a rule approved last year regarding the definition of a catch.

That rule stated that a receiver is required to establish possession of the ball and contact the ground inbounds while maintaining possession – regardless of the opponent’s action.

“The committee clarified the definition of a catch such that an airborne player who has forward progress stopped inbounds and is carried out of bounds by an opponent before contacting the ground is awarded a catch at the spot of forward progress,” Colgate said.

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

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