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'''An interception''' is a type of [[turnover]] that occurs when an [[offense|offensive player]] throws the ball forward from behind the [[line of scrimmage]], and it is caught by a [[defense|defensive player]]. It may be returned the other way. If it is intercepted in the defense's [[end zone]], and he is stopped inside it, a [[touchback]] occurs.
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In American football, an''' interception''' is a type of [[turnover]] that occurs when an [[offense|offensive player]] throws the ball forward from behind the [[line of scrimmage]], and it is caught by a [[defense|defensive player]]. It may be returned the other way. If it is intercepted in the defense's [[end zone]], and he is stopped inside it, a [[touchback]] occurs.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:59, 5 May 2020

In American football, an interception is a type of turnover that occurs when an offensive player throws the ball forward from behind the line of scrimmage, and it is caught by a defensive player. It may be returned the other way. If it is intercepted in the defense's end zone, and he is stopped inside it, a touchback occurs.

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