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Encyclopedia > Punt return

In American and Canadian football a punt return is one of the punt receiving team's options to respond to a punt. A player(usually a second or third string wide receiver or running back) positioned many yards from the line of scrimmage will attempt to catch or pick up the ball after it is punted(drop-kicked) by the opposing team's punter. They will then attempt to carry the ball as far as possible back in the direction of the line of scrimmage, without being tackled or running out of bounds. Players may also attempt to lateral the ball to other players on their team, in order to keep the play alive if they expect to be tackled or go out of bounds. Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... Punt can mean the following: a kind of boat; see punt (boat) an ancient nation from Africa; see Land of Punt an action in American football; see punt (football) the indentation on the bottom of a wine bottle the Irish-language word for Pound (currency). ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... In American and Canadian football the line of scrimmage is the imaginary transverse line crossing the football field across its narrower dimension, which passes through the last position of the football, after the end of the most recent play and following the assessment of any penalty yards. ... The word punter, when used alone, has several possible meanings in the English language: For someone who uses a pole to operate a boat, see Punt (boat). ... The term lateral can refer to: an anatomical definition of direction. ...


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Ancient African History: The Land of Punt (1169 words)
"Historically, it is important to note that Thutmose III appears only once in the Punt reliefs, and that in a subordinate position, so that, as far as this source is concerned, the queen is the author of the expedition, which she undertakes in accordance with an oracle of Amon".
Punt and Aksum: Egypt and the Horn of Africa, Jacke Phillips,
Punt was a Semitic confederation and included many groups from Ethiopia and Somali.
ESPN.com: NCF - Football 101: Special teams - punting (1850 words)
A third goal is to limit the opponent's punt return to 8.0 or less.
The punt return can normally rush a maximum of eight, if they cover the gunners, who are eligible receivers and also have a returner back deep.
If you choose to block a punt, you try to do one of three things: (1) confuse the count of the punt team by moving prior to the snap, (2) twist with your rushers picking the punt protectors and (3) work on the center's protection.
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