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What is Illegal Touching in Football? (Full Explanation)

ByCoach Martin|Football Rules & Penalties

An illegal touching penalty only applies to the first player who touches the ball on a forward pass.

For example, if the quarterback throws a pass to a wide receiver and that wide receiver touches the ball first, only he will be subject to a potential illegal touching penalty.

If the wide receiver tips the ball and it travels in the air to someone else, that second person isn’t subject to the penalty.

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