A1 takes a lateral from the quarterback and crosses the line of scrimmage for a gain of 10 yards, then laterals to A2 who gains another five. Player A1 is charged with a carry and credited with 10 yards gained rushing. A2 is not charged with a carry but is credited with five yards.
NOTE — The gain made by A2 starts only when reaching the line where A1 made the pass. If in Example 2 above, A1 made 10 yards then passed backward to A2 who was only able to advance within one yard of A1, the net gain would be nine yards all of which should be credited to A1. A2 will not be charged with a one-yard loss.
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