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As of 2018 the ball is spotted from the position at which the quarterback initiates the slide. This applies on any type slide or dive, for any ball carrier. So in this case, when the quarterback slides with the ball in his hands, the ball is spotted at the yardage it was when his body first contacts the ground, which is usually his thigh, shin or knee. Here ...


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Please see my comments in my answer here - When a QB slides, is it considered a dead ball? For your specific question of a QB sliding feet first. The ball should be spotted when he starts his slide where the ball was at that point. Not when a shin or thigh or anything else hits. The other answer is simply incorrect. One could even go as far as ...


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