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What Positions can the NUMBER 90-99 LEGALLY Play on OFFENSE

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I have received mixed answers

We have always thought 90-99 can play TE and OL 

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I'm pretty sure 90-99 is an eligible number and not an OL number.

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Strictly speaking, he can play any position on the field, depending on other circumstances. But numbers 90-99 do satisfy one of the criteria for being eligible to legally receive a forward pass.

Now, if you want to use him as an interior lineman, remember you still have to have 5 players on the OL numbered 50-79 in most circumstances. 

Edited by Bobref

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But doesn't the rulebook also state that an offensive team must have 5 players on the line of scrimmage between the numbers of 50-79 as well?  If that is so then if he played OL then your widest wideout would have to be a lineman number, thus not an eligible receiver.  Or am I off here?

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2 minutes ago, johnathanspencer said:

But doesn't the rulebook also state that an offensive team must have 5 players on the line of scrimmage between the numbers of 50-79 as well?  If that is so then if he played OL then your widest wideout would have to be a lineman number, thus not an eligible receiver.  Or am I off here?

You’re correct. The formation would be legal ... but unusual.

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58 minutes ago, johnathanspencer said:

But doesn't the rulebook also state that an offensive team must have 5 players on the line of scrimmage between the numbers of 50-79 as well?  If that is so then if he played OL then your widest wideout would have to be a lineman number, thus not an eligible receiver.  Or am I off here?

Not necessarily.

99          72 78 52 61 69         90

     24               16                30    89

99 and 90 are both linemen, on the end of the line. They are eligible by position and number. 

It also states you can ONLY have four players in the backfield. 

Edited by Impartial_Observer

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Thanks fellas   

answers my inquiry completely  

Much appreciated as always

 

Cheers

 

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