There are 8 rule changes to the 2022 NCAA rulebook. The Rulebook includes an in-depth description of each of the rule changes listed below. 1. Injury Timeout (Rule 3-3-5-b): Feigning injury findings sent to the conference office for further action. 2. Ball Declared Dead (Rule 4-1-3-r): Any time a ball carrier simulates or fakes a feet-first slide, the ball should be declared dead by the on-field officials at that point. 3. Illegal Block or Contact (Rule 6-5-4): A player of Team B who has made a valid or invalid signal for a fair catch and does not touch the ball shall not block or foul an opponent during that downIllegal block or contact by a player after a fair catch signal is now a 10-yard penalty - (PENALTY—Free kick: Receiving team’s ball 10 yards from the spot of the foul [S40]. Scrimmage kick: 10 yards, postscrimmage kick enforcement [S40]. If a Personal Foul is committed in conjunction with this action, the penalty is 15 yards and flagrant offenders shall be ejected or disqualified.) 4. Illegal Touching (Rule 7-3-11): No originally ineligible player while inbounds may intentionally touch a legal forward pass until it has touched an opponent or an official - (PENALTY—Five yards from the previous spot, loss of down) 5. Targeting (Rule 9-1-3/9-1-4): Appeal option added for a confirmed second-half targeting foul in games involving instant replay. 6. Blocking Below the Waist (Rule 9-1-6): Blocking below the waist is now restricted to inside the tackle box. 7. Unsportsmanlike Acts (Rule 9-2-1-a-1): Enhanced penalty options for Team B unsportsmanlike conduct fouls during pass plays added. 8. Holding and Use of Hands or Arms: Defense: Defensive holding penalties include a first down when accepted (this change eliminates the previous 9-3-5 and 10-2-2-e-2).
CLICK HEREfor a link to the UIL exceptions for 11-man football games.
UIL 6-MAN RULES EXCEPTIONS
CLICK HEREfor a link to the UIL exceptions for 6-man football games.
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