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The Punt Rules of a Football Game

In college and high school, all players on the punting team may cross the line of scrimmage after the snap.

Players aren’t allowed to block below the waist on punt returns. Such an illegal block is a 15-yard penalty and is marked off from where the team returning the punt gained possession of the ball.

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