One point. The team also has an option to do a play after they score a touchdown, which is called a two point conversion. In this the team can run one pay in an effort to score two points instead of one point by kicking it through the uprights (the yellow poles in the endzone).
Kick after touchdown, One point
Two point conversion, Two points
After a team scores a touchdown and is awarded six points, they are given the opportunity to score one more point (an extra point) on the next play by lining up in a kicking formation and kicking the ball through the goalposts.
Typically, a team receives 7 points from scoring a touchdown (6 points), and then kicking the foot ball through the posts for an extra point. It is also possible through other means such as a field goal (3 points) and two 2-point safeties, or a touchdown and a 1-point offensive safety.
A field goal (kicking the ball through the uprights at the end of the field) is worth 3 points in American football. There is no "point after" attempt for a field goal. In contrast, a touchdown (carrying the ball past the goal line) is worth 6 points and allows an attempt for an additional point after touchdown, which closely resembles a field goal.
When you score a touchdown in American football, Six points are awarded. You then have the choice to either kick the ball ball through the goalposts for one extra point, or run another play for two extra points.
It's a scoring play immediately following a touchdown - the team on offense tries to advance the ball into the endzone for two points as opposed to kicking the ball between the uprights on the goal for one point.
6 points and another 1 point if you successful kick the ball through the goal post
An extra point is scored by kicking the ball through the uprights after scoring a touchdown. It is worth one point. PaymonM
kicking the ball
in college (ncaa) you get 2 points. in the NFL this is not allowed
A touchdown is worth 6 points. After the touchdown, teams either kick the ball through the goal posts for a single point, or they take the ball on the 5 yard line and try to get the ball into the end zone for two points.
The extra point reduces the chance of tie games. The two point conversion was added for the same reason. The extra point was once the only purpose of scoring a touchdown, as the touchdown itself granted no points. That's because the emphasis in the early game was on scoring by means of kicking the ball, rather than running it past the goal line. The origin of the extra point lies in the game of rugby. In that sport, when a player carries the ball into the end zone, he has to press the ball down to the ground -- which, incidentally, is where the term "touchdown" comes from. His team then has to kick the "extra point" from a spot directly out on the field from where the ball was touched down. In the early days of rugby, the touchdown didn't count for any points -- it merely gave the attacking team the opportunity to take a kick at the goalposts. That's why rugby's version of a touchdown is called a "try" -- it originally meant "try for goal." American football borrowed this concept from rugby. Just as in rugby, the touchdown originally conferred no points; it only granted the right to kick a goal. The emphasis on scoring by kicking continued to be emphasized for several years -- in 1883, touchdowns were worth 4 points and the extra point worth 2, but the field goal still counted for 5 points. It wasn't until 1904 that the touchdown by itself conferred more points than kicking a field goal. By that time, the "extra point" was an established part of the game, and so it remained. So basically, the extra point is a relic of a game that once emphasized kicking.