If the player catches the football after he runs behind the line at the back of the endzone is it a touchdown? Is he out of bounds?
Not eligible (no touchdown)
- If they are pushed out and immediately come back into the endzone. (Touchdown if they catch it in bounds)
- If the defense touched the pass first (generally everyone is an eligible receiver after that). (Touchdown if they catch it in bounds).
Source: NCAA 2023 Football Rules, Rule 7, section 3, article 4.
P.S. in case this is the question: The end line out the back of the endzone is the same as going out of bounds on a sideline. Caught there is out of bounds. If they go out on their own and come back, it is illegal touching.