College: 9-3-4b

SECTION 3. Blocking, Use of Hands or Arms

Holding and Use of Hands or Arms: Defense


b. A defensive player legally may use their hands or arms to ward off or block an opponent in an attempt to reach a loose ball (Rule 9-1-5 Exception 3 and 9-1-5 Exception 4 and Rule 9-3-5 Exception 3 and 9-3-5 Exception 5):

1. During a backward pass, fumble or kick that they are eligible to touch.

2. During any forward pass that crossed the neutral zone and has been touched by any player or official.