STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 10 — KICK RETURNS

  1. Kick returns are recorded in three separate categories.
    1. Returns of punts,
    2. Returns of missed field goal attempts,
    3. Returns of kickoffs.
  2. Kick returns are measured from the point where the receiver gains possession of the ball to the point where the ball is declared dead or is lost by fumble or is kicked back. If the receiver loses yards on a kick return after gaining possession, such losses will be charged against the kick return yardage.
  3. When a penalty is called on a kick return for an offence such as clipping or illegal interference, the return will be measured to the point from which the penalty is applied.
  4. A receiver will not be charged with a kick return for conceding a single point without attempting to advance the ball or if a penalty is applied from the point of gaining possession of the ball, such as a No Yards penalty.
  5. Returns of missed field goal attempts are to be treated in the same manner as punt returns, since they are identical under the playing rules but are to be recorded separately from punt returns.

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