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Encyclopedia > Extra point

In American football, the extra point, point after touchdown, or PAT is the act of lining up to kick, as in a field goal, immediately following a touchdown. If the kick goes through the uprights, the team gets an additional point for their touchdown, bringing their total for that score to 7. United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... A field goal (formerly goal from the field) is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play (from the field) or via some sort of free shot. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ...


If more points are needed or desired, a two-point conversion may be attempted instead of the extra point kick. In American football and Canadian Football, a two-point conversion is an extra point attempt where a team that has just scored a touchdown starts a play at the opponents two- or three-yard line and tries to cross the goal line. ...


History of the point(s) after touchdown.


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Overall this season, college kickers are hitting 94.9 percent of their extra point attempts, according to NCAA statistics.
Tennessee missed an extra point against Florida on Saturday, but the kicker redeemed himself with a last-gasp field goal that gave the Volunteers a two-point victory.
Mangum is 166-for-168 on extra points during his career and has hit 67.7 percent of his field goals.
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