Players who target defenseless opponents could find themselves out of the game.
NCAA Football Rules Committee, which met this week, unanimously voted to increase the on-field penalty for players who target other players. Not only will the play incur a 15-yard penalty, it will also result in the automatic ejection of the offending player.
“Student-athlete safety will always be one of our primary concerns,” Air Force coach Troy Calhoun, chair of the committee, said. “We all have a role to embrace when making a positive impact on our game. Taking measures to remove targeting, or above the shoulder hits on defenseless players, will improve our great sport.”
The panel will meet on March 6 to review the proposal.Read More »from NCAA Rules Committee proposes ejections for targeting players