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Between the Lines: Touchdown Celebrations

October 23, 2014
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Throughout the 2014 football season, LFSN Game On reporter Alan York will take a weekly look inside Liberty's football program in a segment called "Between the Lines."

During this week's segment, York looks at what players do when they want to celebrate a play on the field, whether it be a touchdown scored or a big defensive stop or turnover.

In recent years, the NCAA has added rules to try to lessen the excessive celebrations following a touchdown. NCAA Football Rule 9-2, Article 1(a) (1) (d) prohibits "Any delayed, excessive, prolonged or choreographed act by which a player (or players) attempts to focus attention upon himself (or themselves)." Violators of the rule can be penalized 15 yards on the ensuing kickoff if an official deems a player's actions to be too much.

With the newer guidelines in place, players have found a tasteful way to show their enthusiasm on the field following a big play without showing up their opponent.

During today's segment, York talks with running back D.J. Abnar, quarterback Josh Woodrum, safety Jacob Hagen and cornerback Kenny Scott about how the Flames celebrate on the field.