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TulaneUVA
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Can you punt out of a non punt formation?


Like line up in shotgun and have your QB just rip a quick punt on 4th down. Might be a dumb question but couldn't find an easy answer without digging in the rule books






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Jones
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yes sir





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genro
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re: Can you punt out of a non punt formation?


It's called a quick kick





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called a quick kick





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TulaneUVA
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But you can be sly about it right? You don't have to give the defense notice or anything. It's a different take on a fake punt I guess.





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Yeah. You've never seen a QB punt out of the shotgun?? Happens every once in awhile.





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The punt formation is only the way it is for strategic reasons







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As long as you don't cross LOS and don't have linemen downfield you can kick the ball.

Newton used to quick kick at auburn.






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TulaneUVA
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No a pooch is referred to how a ball is kicked. It's usually short and high in the air when yoy have a short field. Yes, I suppose a QB could do it but that's not what I'm talking about.


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Sure can

Wanna say that Spurrier used to do this on 3rd down while at Florida when he would get frustrated with his QBs.

ETA: From one of the comments on the video.
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By the way, Cunningham was a two-time All-American punter(with a career average of 45.6 yards per kick - still a UNLV record) and is also the UNLV all-time passing leader with over 8,000 yars and 59 TD's in 3 seasons. Oh, and how 'bout Sammy Baugh? He? was an All-Pro QB, punter, and defensive back at the same time for multiple seasons. He's still the #2 punter of all time behind only Ray Guy, and he is widely considered one of the greatest players in the history of football.



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TulaneUVA


Not a Randall Cunningham fan?






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TulaneUVA
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Yeah. You've never seen a QB punt out of the shotgun?? Happens every once in awhile.


If you were to ask me the last time I saw a QB punt out of a non punt formation, I could not give you an example






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xenythx
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If you were to ask me the last time I saw a QB punt out of a non punt formation, I could not give you an example


Tyler Bray did it in the Tennessee-Florida game earlier this year.






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genro
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You can be real sly about it. On 3rd and extremely long, teams have done a surprise quick kick with the qb. Catch them completely off guard and save field position because no return. It's not unheard of.





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TulaneUVA
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Sure can


That's a great link but it appears Cunningham was in a punt formarion and the defense was ready for it.

I'm talking about lining up in shotgun and the defense thinks your going for it and lines up in a 5-2 formation and the ball just goes way over anybody who is ready for it.






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arrakis
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As long as you don't cross LOS and don't have linemen downfield you can kick the ball.


You are thinking about the NFL....in college everyone can go downfield at the snap.






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Stagg8
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I'm talking about lining up in shotgun and the defense thinks your going for it and lines up in a 5-2 formation and the ball just goes way over anybody who is ready for it.


This is typically exactly how it's done.






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TulaneUVA
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Ok. I guess either I dont watch enough football (which is scary cause I watch a lot) or I'm just unlucky and never catch it. Or I'm just wasted half the time and don't remember shite.





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