This is in reply to Siehe auch: Punt - #73
in the discussion on "punt" (Englisch gesucht)
We seemed to be getting a bit off topic (and the discussion seemed to be in the wrong forum anyway) but Rob C. asked for documentation, so I am continuing here, since there are language and cultural issues.
" If there has ever been a case of a player punting or kicking the ball after calling and receiving a fair catch, please document it for us."
I don't know much about American football, but there is a list of confirmed attempts (four successful) at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_catch_kick...
Apparently, the last confirmed attempt was in 2008, and the last successful attempt was in 1976.
I would also query the statement "The drop kick was dropped from US football in the 1930s."
As I say, I know practically nothing about US football but I assume we are talking, for instance, about NFL rules (http://www.nfl.com/rulebook
), where it still seems to be alive and well.
And we seem to have youtube videos as late as 2012.
2006: Successful drop kick by Doug Flutie (0:04): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S_7TT2a1H4
2012: Successful drop kick by Ben Grogan (0.14): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICnqec6KO48
2012 Unsuccessful drop kick by Drew Brees (0:06): http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/29...
Before that, the last drop kick conversion seems to have been by Ray McLean in 1941.