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College Teams Will Kick Off From the 35

January 23, 1986|Associated Press

MISSION, Kan. — Moving the spot of kickoffs from the 40- to the 35-yard line as a response to the declining number of kickoff returns in the last five years was among rules changes approved Wednesday by the NCAA Football Rules Committee.

Other significant rules changes approved during the committee's annual meeting were instituting a 10-yard restraining line from the spot of kickoffs for kicking teams and adopting additional safety measures for passers.

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