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Old 10-24-13, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by SW OH Official View Post
EastYoungstown,

The aiding the runner rule is specifically designed to prevent someone from directly influencing the ball carriers advancement. For example, you cannot pick up a ball carrier and carry him, you cannot push him forward to avoid a tackle or to gain a first down or touch down.

By pushing the pile, you may or may not influence the runner, but not directly.
I knew picking up the ballcarrier was definitely illegal, but i wasn't sure what else was.

I see variations of pushing and helping the ballcarrier an awful lot and was curious where the line was.

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