You get 6 points for a touchdown.
Its 6 points because a feild goal is half of what the actually touchdown is. (3)
Six points are scored for a touchdown.
Six. When it comes to points after a touchdown, an extra point adds one to the score. A successful two-point conversion adds two. If a touchdown wins a game in overtime, there is no extra-point attempt.
Touchdown - 6 Point after Touchdown - 1 Two-Point Conversion - 2 Field Goal - 3 Safety - 2
Touchdown = 6 points Point after touchdown (PAT) kick = 1 point Point after touchdown (PAT) run = 2 point Fieldgoal = 3 points Safety = 2 points (though this is rare occurence)
A touchdown in 1911 was worth only 5 points. It wasn't until the following year, (1912), when the rule was changed and touchdowns became a 6 point score.