Kicker takes ball from holder

By Bruce Maurer

Team K is in a scrimmage kick formation for a TRY by kick. The holder K1 has his knee on the ground and is controlling the ball on the tee. The kicker K2 comes up and takes the ball off the tee from K1’s grasp. Is the ball dead or does it remain live?

It doesn’t. The fact is that the kicker “taking” it from the holder is the same as the holder handing it. Dead ball.