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The CFL Official Rule Book is published annually by the Canadian Football League. Any inquiries regarding the CFL Official Playing Rules may be directed to Darren Hackwood, Director of Officiating at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any inquiries regarding CFL Statistical Scoring Rules may be directed to Steve Daniel, Director of Game Information and Head Statistician at email@example.com.
Runbacks for an interception of a forward pass shall be measured from the yard line at which the Interception was made (regardless of whether that is ahead of or behind the line of scrimmage), to the point where the ball is declared dead or is recovered by an opponent in case of a fumble. These yards will be accumulated for both team and individual players as ‘Interception Return Yards’. For laterals after an interception, the player receiving the lateral will be credited with zero interceptions, and the resulting return yards i.e. 0 for 8 yards.
Where a pass is intercepted in the Goal Area and the interceptor is not successful in running out of the Goal Area, that player will still be credited with the yards returned to the point where the ball is declared dead. For example, a player intercepts the ball 19 yards deep in the end zone and returns the ball to 11 yards deep, he shall be credited with an 8-yard interception return.