The NCAA Football Rules Committee has proposal a rule that is the next step into eliminating almost all kickoff returns.
The change would allow for a receiving team to fair catch a kickoff inside the 25-yard line and be awarded with a touchback, even if the catch is in the field
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The NFL is extending a temporary rule this year that moves kickoff touchbacks to the 25. All other touchbacks (punts into and defensive recoveries into the end zone) will come out to the 20.
This was an experimental rule for 2016, and the owners voted to extend that