And if a foul ball be similarly held after touching the ground but once, it shall be considered a fair catch.
The first important change is found in Rule 8, and relates to the fair catch.
"It is not a fair catch," broke in the executive officer incisively.
If luck were with him, he might hope to draw it up after a time with a fair catch of perch or herring.
The Centurion's men went pressing, and got seventy-three men, a fair catch, but not enough.
The only remaining way to advance the ball is on a free-kick after a fair catch, as in the English game.
He is expected merely to fair catch punts and not to run them back.
Any player of the opposite side may use his best endeavours to prevent a drop or full kick after a fair catch.
Martin made a fair catch, but before he could run back was downed in his tracks.
We had by then caught seventy fish, or rather more than one per minute; a hundred is a fair catch on a summer evening.