American professional football has its origins in college football. It remains extremely popular today among students, alumni, and other fans of the sport. Many students who participate in high school football playoffs later join tryouts in football recruiting. Some exceptional students have enough talent to attract the attention of recruiting coaches after making exceptional plays in high school football playoffs.
There are many plays in football, one of them being the forward pass. There were many teams that attempted the forward pass in various plays for 30 years before it was actually made legal. Apparently it had been played effectively but in an illegal manner. E. B. Cochems, a coach employed by Saint Louis University from 1906 through 1908, was the first to utilize a proper, legal forward pass. On September 5, 1906, player Bradbury Robinson passed the ball to his team mate Jack Schneider in a game held at Carroll College, Wisconsin. St. Louis eventually won the game, scoring 22-0.
The beginning a forward pass being played is important to a football game. As the passer’s arm starts to move forward, the forward pass is marked and officially put into play. If the player drops the ball before this, the play is called a fumble, resulting in a loose ball. In this situation anybody from both teams can gain possession of the ball before or after it comes in contact with the ground. In Canadian football, if the offensive player drops the ball as his arm is moving forward, it is considered as an incomplete pass. If another player catches the ball before it hits the ground, it is called a completed pass or an interception. In American football, when the quarterback attempts to bring the ball back to his body once a passing motion has been made, a lost ball may be considered an incomplete pass even though the quarterback’s arm is still moving backward at the time. This in known as the tuck rule.
With all the talented students involved in pursuing a college degree, football recruiting remains a significant activity for students and colleges alike. Some exceptional students have enough talent to attract the attention of football recruiting coaches while still in high school. Others, however, need to make extra effort in order to get ahead in the process. Getting public exposure is a key factor in succeeding in the recruitment process. D1Athletes is an online community wherein athletes and coaches alike can share and exchange information about subjects such as high school football playoffs. D1Athletes offers them a place to build an online presence and gain important public exposure.