1. This is a play in football where the player with possession of the football kneels down and ends the play. The purpose of kneeling is to run out the clock.
Most commonly, the quarterback will take a knee after receiving the snap from the center in order to end the play quickly and minimize the risk of a turnover.
1. The receiver halls in the pass, avoids getting pushed out of bounds and kneels in the middle of the field in order to keep the clock running.
2. The quarterback takes a knee in order to send the game into halftime.
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1. Take a knee