On Interception and Fumble Returns, what does: *=TD in the LG column mean?
As per the rules, are Fumbles only checked for the Away team during Punts and Punt Returns and not the Home team?
I do not completely understand the Fair Catch rule.
What does the * next to some of the return yardages in the Interception and Fumble Return columns mean? Has the play ended Out of Bounds?
Thank you for your help.
Mark or Dan -
I think I figured out some answers.
1) My guess is * means that you should flip another 2-12 number, and if its a 2 or a 3, it's an automatic TD. If not, the return goes for the yards denoted in the "2" column.
2) Fumbles can't only apply to the Away team. That must be a typo in the rules...
3) For fair catches, each punter has a "Rtnd" rating. Flip a card and check the BK/RET value. If it's greater than the rating, the punt is returnable. If it's equal to or less than the rating, it's an automatic fair catch.
4) See my first answer above. The * is just telling you to check for the automatic TD in the LG column.