dumb question...

Could someone tell me how come when the ball is kicked out of bounds on a kick off its an illegal kick and sometimes it is not,.. What is this rule?

It’s illegal for it to go out of bounds on any kickoff to start a half, after a score, or after a safety. If it goes out in the endzone it’s not a penalty. On a punt it’s illegal for the punt to go out without bouncing unless it’s inside the 20s.

Thanks Dust.. I told my boyfriend that we would get an answer to that question here and quickly,... you guys rock