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A touchback is usually seen in football when either at the begining of a game, after the half, or after a team scores a team kicks the ball off to the other team.

Touchback:

If the kickoff or punt leads to the ball going out of bounds in the end zone or stopping within the endzone then the receiving team gets the ball at the 20 yard line.

A touchback can also occur on a interception or fumble recovery in the end zone.

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What happens when a punt lands in the end zone in football?

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