How Many Points Is a Dropkick Worth in Football?


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A dropkick is worth three points in high-school, college and professional football. Its usage in all levels of football is extremely limited due to place kicking being much more accurate.

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Opportunities for a field goal allow the offensive team to dropkick a football through the uprights. If it does so, the team is awarded three points. The point-after touchdown kick can be accomplished by way of a dropkick, as well, but it has only been done two times since 1941. The shape of the ball makes this type of kick, which involves dropping the ball after snapping and allowing it to bounce on the turf one time before kicking it, extremely difficult and unpredictable.

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