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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.
Kickoffs are measured from the kickoff yard line to the point of recovery where full possession is obtained by either the return team or the kicking team, or goes out of bounds. If kicked over the deadline or out of bounds in the Goal Area, the yardage will be recorded in the same manner as a punt into the end zone.
f the ball is kicked out of bounds in the field of play, the yard line will be recorded in the play-by-play and the kickoff yardage shall be recorded to that point. If an accepted Illegal Kickoff penalty is called the kickoff will be negated. If the penalty is declined, yardage will be recorded from the kickoff point to the point at which the ball went out of bounds.