College: 9-3-5 Exception 5

SECTION 3. Blocking, Use of Hands or Arms

Blocking in the Back

ARTICLE 5. A block in the back (other than against the ball carrier) is illegal.


5. When an eligible player behind the neutral zone pushes an opponent in the back above the waist to get to a forward pass (Rule 9-1-5 Exception 4).

PENALTY—10 yards. Penalties for Team A fouls behind the neutral zone are enforced from the previous spot. Safety if the foul occurs behind Team A’s goal line. [S43].