Six-man is played on an 80-yard long by 40-yard wide field (instead of the normal 100-yd by 53 1/3-yd field used in 11-man football. The game specifies a 15-yard distance from the line of scrimmage to gain a first down instead of the normal 10 yards.
All six players are eligible to be receivers. On offense, three linemen are required on the line of scrimmage at the start of the play. The person to whom the ball is snapped cannot run the ball past the line of scrimmage; however, if the ball is tossed to another player, that player can run or throw the ball and the person to whom the ball was snapped is still an eligible receiver. All forward passes to the player who snapped the ball (center) must travel at least 1 yard in flight.
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