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Billy Johnson was to touchdown celebrations what Babe Ruth was to the home run -- he may not have been the first, but he is the most memorable.

Elmo Wright of the Kansas City Chiefs is credited as the first NFL player to celebrate in the end zone. On Nov. 18, 1973, after catching a touchdown pass thrown by Len Dawson in a 38-14 win over the Houston Oilers, Wright ran in place at a frantic pace, pumping his knees and his arms, stopping long enough to slam the ball to the ground. Eight years before that, Homer Jones, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, delivered the league's first spike.

The first player to spike the football after a touchdown was Homer Jones in a game in 1965.

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Is it against the national football league rules to spike a football after a player has a touchdown?


Can you spike a football after a touchdown?

Yes. Spiking the ball to celebrate a big play is usually an automatic "Delay of Game" penalty. However there is an exception to allow the player to spike the ball after a touchdown.

Who invented the spike in football?

Homer Jones, a wide receiver for the New York Giants from 1965-1969 and the Cleveland Browns in 1970, was the first player to spike the ball in the end zone after scoring a touchdown in 1965.

In the NFL is a player allowed to spike the ball in the end zone after a touchdown?

no it will be a safety

What is 'spiking the football'?

There is two definitions for spiking the football. 1. When a player makes a touchdown and throws the ball on the ground, it's a spike. 2. When a quarterback needs to stop the clock in a game, they throw the football on the ground to stop it, which is called spiking.

Is it Illegal to spike the football after a touch down?

No, but if you spike it after any other play, i.e. you are frustrated, you got a first down or an INT, you will probably be penalized.

What is the history of the quarterback spike play in football?

In gridiron football, a spike of the ball is a play in which the quarterback intentionally throws the ball at the ground immediately after the snap

Who started spiking the football in the end zone was it Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns?

No, the 'invention' of the spike is attributed to wide receiver Homer Jones of the New York Giants in 1965. Jones fired the ball to the ground after scoring his first ever NFL touchdown on an 89 yard pass play from Earl Morrill.

How do you get back at a player?

Spike it at their face.

Which sports wears spike shoes?

I know soccer, football, baseball, & lacross

What is it called when a player passes a spike from their opponent?

If it was a hard spike and the player got low and fore-arm passed it (bumped it) it's called a DIG.