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Ineligible receiver downfield

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Subject: Penalty (gridiron football), American football, Face mask (gridiron football), Block in the back, Encroachment (gridiron football)
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Ineligible receiver downfield

In gridiron football, ineligible receiver downfield is a penalty that is called when a forward pass is thrown and an ineligible receiver is beyond the line of scrimmage without blocking an opponent at the time of the pass. An exception is on screen plays where the ineligible player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage to go out and block because the ball is still being caught behind the line of scrimmage. A member of the offensive team considered an eligible receiver by the rules of the game, in most leagues, are the running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Ineligible receivers include the center (American football), offensive guards, and offensive tackles.

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