A lateral pass is always a component part of the play and is an extension of the original play type. The only laterals that are recorded are those that occur:
After a rushing attempt or forward pass has been completed where the ball is advanced across the LOS,
Note: Pitchouts, handoffs and other laterals behind the line of scrimmage are not recorded as laterals.
Primary examples for a lateral:
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