The objective of the game is to be the team to score the most points between 2 teams. You score by passing for a touchdown, running for a touchdown (both offense), interception return for a touchdown(defense) fumble recovery return touchdown (defense) safety (defense, the defense sacks the quarterback or tackles the ballcarrier in their own endzone) field goal (special teams, a kicker kicks the ball through the goalposts) extra point (kicker kicks ball through goalposts after a touchdown).
The longest fumble return in NCAA football history was in 1995. It happened when Paul Rivers of Rutgers returned a fumble 100 yards for a touchdown.
Yes you can kick a touchdown. By kicking an onside kick recover it and return it for a touchdown.
Troy Polamalu had one fumble return for a touchdown in 2005.
Ken Norton, Jr. of the Dallas Cowboys, on a nine-yard fumble return.
On October 25, 2009, the Steelers did not return a punt for a touchdown, but did return an interception and a fumble recovery for touchdowns. Minnesota returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Steelers punt returner Stefan Logan returned 2 punts for 8 yards on the day.
If the defense blocks a field goal attempt and is able to pick up the ball and return it to the end zone it is a touchdown. It would be considered the same as if they picked up a fumble and returned it for a touchdown. Therefore it is worth 6 points.
In the 1999 regular season, that was CB Tyronne Drakeford on a 19 yard fumble return in the first quarter of the Saints' first regular season game.
Greg Best returned a fumble 94 yards in 1983.
The NFL was founded in 1920 but the name of the first player to return an interception for a touchdown is not listed.
He never had a kick return touchdown versus the Colts. He had a rushing touchdown against them in 1998.
As of the 2007 season, the longest fumble return in NFL history is 104 yards and was done by Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders in 1972 and Aeneas Williams of the Arizona Cardinals in 2000.
I've never heard that term, but I would assume it means a touchdown scored from a play that originated at the line of scrimmage, as opposed to a touchdown scored on a kickoff return.
Ed Reed Did iT.
Troy Polamalu has scored four regular season touchdowns and one postseason touchdown in his career. His first was an interception return for 26 yards against the Bengals on 10/3/2004. His second was on a 77 yard fumble recovery on 11/6/2005 against Green Bay. His third was an interception return for 45 yards against the Bengals on 12/12/2010. His fourth was a 16 yard fumble recovery on 9/25/2011 against the Indianapolis Colts. The postseason touchdown was against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game on 1/18/2009. Troy intercepted Joe Flacco and returned it 40 yards to clinch the victory.
Between Percy Harvin's return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLVIII and Ron Dixons touchdown return on Super Bowl XXXV, there was one other kickoff return for the touchdown. Baltimore Raven Jacoby Jones set a Super Bowl record with a 108 yard return for a touch down in Super Bowl XLVII.
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.
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The only player in NFL history to return an opening kickoff for a touchdown was Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears, during Superbowl XLI on February 4th, 2007.
He will recover
Through Week 9 of the 2010 season ... 13 defensive TDs - Darren Sharper (11 INT returns and 2 fumble returns) and Rod Woodson (12 INT returns and 1 fumble return). 12 defensive TDs - Aeneas Williams (9 INT returns and 3 fumble returns). 11 defensive TDs - Ronde Barber (7 INT returns and 4 fumble returns) and Charles Woodson (10 INT returns and 1 fumble return).