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Touchdown on a kickoff.... Touchback on a punt

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Q: Is it a touchdown or a touchback if the kickoff goes into the endzone and the kicking team recovers it?
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If a punt is fumbled by the punt receiver and goes into the endzone but not out of the endzone and recovered by the kicking team is it a touchdown for the kicking team or a touchback?

It's a touchdown.


Is it a touchdown if the defensive team blocks a punt and recovers it in the endzone?

Yes it would be a touchdown. If the kicking team recovers it and is downed in the endzone or the ball goes out of bounds in the endzone the defensive team will get a safety and receive the ball via free kick.


Is it a safety or a touchback if the defensive team muffs a punt reception and then the kicking team knocks it into the endzone where the defensive team recovers it in endzone?

It would be a touchback. A safety could only occur if the receiving team had established possession of the ball and then caused it to go dead in the end zone.


If the football is punted into the endzone but is tipped back by a player after breaking the goal line?

If the ball is punted and lands in the endzone then tipped back by the kicking team, it is ruled a touchback.


In the NFL do kickers on kickoffs try to kick the ball into the endzone for a touchback?

Yes, there is a distinct advantage to the kicking team if the kickoff is not returned and placed at the 20 yard line.


Can you kick a touchdown?

Yes you can kick a touchdown. By kicking an onside kick recover it and return it for a touchdown.


Can an onside kick be advanced if kicking team recovers it?

If the kicking team legally recovers an onside attempt, the ball is dead, the clock is stopped, and the kicking team gets the ball for an offensive series at the spot of recovery.


What happens if a player with the football gets tackled in his own end zone?

If the ball goes into the endzone due to an offensive player or action (taking the snap into the endzone, running it back into the endzone, etc...), then the play results in a safety. If the ball goes into the endzone due to a defensive player, such as a kick (once the ball is kicked, the kicking team is considered 'giving up' the ball, and is therefore a defense), then the play results in a touchback to the 20 yard line (25 on kickoffs in the NCAA).


How many points is kicking the ball after a touchdown in football?

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). So yes, Kick after touchdown, One point Two point conversion, Two points


What is 2 point conversion in football?

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.


If a punt is partially blocked is it a live ball allowing the kicking team to recover it?

Yes it is a live ball and if the kicking team recovers they still have to get the first down and if the defense recovers its a turnover. The ball is live, however, the kicking team cannot regain possession of the ball unless the receiving team touches it first.


Define two point conversion?

A two point conversion is a play in football after you score a touchdown. Instead of kicking a field goal the team can choose to rush or throw the ball in from 10 yards. If they rush or pass it into the endzone without being tackled. The team gets 2 points

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