STATISTICAL SCORING RULES

SECTION 12 — FUMBLE RETURNS

  1. A fumble return is recorded for defensive players only who recover opposition fumbles on plays from scrimmage or returns, and is calculated from the point of recovery to where the ball is declared dead or possession is lost on a subsequent fumble. This statistical category also covers the following situations:

    1. Yards gained following recovery of a blocked punt or field goal attempt, and
    2. Yards gained following interception of a lateral pass (treated as a fumble)
  2. A player who rather than picks up a fumbled ball and elects instead to kick/advance it along the ground, will be credited with a fumble return. This act is referred to specifically as a DRIBBLE (See Section 16).

THE OFFICIAL PLAYING RULES FOR THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018

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