4-3-2 The runner is inbounds when he is hit by an opponent (PlayPic A). The ball is dead when the runner hits the ground (PlayPic B). Even though the runner slides out of bounds, the ball has not been out of bounds and the clock continues to run. The ball is placed at its forward point where the ball became dead. The runner is down when any part of his person, other than hand or foot, touches the ground.