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Backward Pass

  1. Any pass not forward is regarded as a backward pass. A pass parallel to the line is a backward pass. A runner may pass backward at any time.
  2. A backward pass that strikes the ground can be recovered and advanced by either team.
  3. A backward pass caught in the air can be advanced by either team.
  4. A backward pass in flight may not be batted forward by an offensive player.