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According to the rules in the NFL yes they can.

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Yes. Any scrimmage kick (punt, field goal) you can advance from the end zone as long as the ball hasn't touched the ground in the EZ before being caught by the returner.

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Q: Can a defensive player return a missed field goal from the end zone?
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Who was the first NFL player to return a missed field goal 100 yards?

Al Nelson, a cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles between 1965-1973, was the first player to return a missed field goal 100+ yards when he returned one 100 yards against the Cleveland Browns on December 11, 1966.

If a field goal is missed can the defense run it back for a touchdown and is that considered a blocked kick or just a regular punt return?

Yes, the defense can return a missed field goal for a touchdown. However, the touchdown would be credited to the special teams and not to the defense since a field goal is considered a special teams play. The TD would be considered under the heading 'return of a missed field goal' and not a blocked kick nor punt return.

How can points be scored if a field goal is missed?

If a player catches a missed field goal attempt while in the field of play, he can return it for a touchdown, resulting in six points. After the touchdown, his team may kick the PAT (Point After Touchdown) and score another one point, or convert the two point conversion for two points.

How many defensive player on the football field?

11. Same as offense.

What was Devin Hester's longest touchdown in the pros?

a 108 yard missed field goal return

Can a fumble by the defense on the return of a missed field goal be returned by the original kicking team the offense?


When a player is fouled while shooting in basketball does that shot count in their statistics?

Only if they make it. If they make it; it counts as a field goal attempt and a field goal make. If it is missed, it does not count as a missed field goal.

Which player has missed the most field goals in a NFL season?

joe montana

Returned field goal in football is this considered a defensive touchdown?

No. This would be considered a special teams TD similar to a kickoff return for a TD or punt return for a TD.

How did both Nathan Vasher and Devin Hester set their 108-yard return records?

By returning missed field goals.

What is blocking in football?

A block down field beyond the line of scrimmage

In the NFL if you return a missed field goal and get tackled short of the spot of the kick where does your team take possession?

Where he or she just got tackled