A dribbled ball occurs when the ball is kicked while not in the possession or control of a player, i.e. a loose ball following a fumble, a blocked kick, a kickoff or a kick from scrimmage. Such a dribbled ball may be legally touched or recovered by the kicker or an onside player.
Net yards gained or lost, or points scored will be recorded in the same manner as the play in which the dribbling occurred.
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