The NCAA is trying to implement this as soon as possible.
The fake fair catch seen around the college football world may never been seen again.
On Saturday, North Texas' Keegan Brewer faked out the entire Arkansas squad by giving off the vibe that he was going to fair catch a punt, but he never actually signaled. When Brewer caught the ball he just stood there as if the play was dead.
Keegan Brewer with the fake! lol love it pic.twitter.com/Ymv5PSucCz— Jasmine (@JasmineLWatkins) September 15, 2018
ESPN's Tommy Craft reports the league is trying to prohibit this type of play, most likely for safety reasons.
Was told earlier today that NCAA FB Rules committee is considering a rule amendment possibly as soon as this weekend to close any loophole that would allow a Punt Return similar to UNT’s 90 yd score vs ARK— Tommy Craft (@tommycraftespn) September 17, 2018
Though no one was hurt on this particular play, it does raise concerns for the receiver if he's trying to go for the fake and is not prepared to brace himself to be tackled.