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 Posted: Mon Oct 28th, 2019 10:24 pm
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Erick Von Erich


Joined: Thu Mar 26th, 2015
Location: Texas USA
Posts: 775
Courtesy of Reddit:
Rule 7, Section 2, Article 1(c): "An official shall declare the ball dead and the down ended … when a quarterback immediately drops to his knee (or simulates dropping to his knee) behind the line of scrimmage".

The "simulates" point would make it illegal, nowadays.

The current NFL rulebook is here, if you're bored and would like to verify:

I coulda' swore Vince Young did it with the Titans... but I could be thinking of their "swinging gate" attempt.