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Following a safety, the ball can be put in play either by placekick, punt or dropkick. The kicking team may choose which method to use.

In college and high school, the kicker may use a tee if he opts to placekick the ball. However, in the NFL a tee is not allowed for a free kick following a safety, so the team would have to employ a holder.

Note that these rules only apply to a free kick following a safety. Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT the definition of a free kick in general. Any kick which is not a scrimmage kick is a free kick, including kickoffs and fair-catch kicks.

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Q: Can you kick from a tee after a safety?
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