The kicker creates topspin when he strikes the ball for an onside kick. By kicking the upper half of the ball and driving it downward, he makes the ball roll forward through a couple of bounces before bouncing high into ... More »

On average, onside kicks that happen in National Football League games only work around 20 percent of the time, as of October 2014. Onside kicks were successful 41 percent of the time in 2013. Historically, onside kicks ... More »

Football's onside kick rule states that the kicking team can recover a kickoff and retain possession after the ball travels 10 yards from its kicking point. Onside kicks are a way for teams to keep possession after a sco... More »

Football's onside kick rule states that the kicking team can recover a kickoff and retain possession after the ball travels 10 yards from its kicking point. Onside kicks are a way for teams to keep possession after a sco... More »

An extra-point kick in the National Football League is a 20-yard kick. Extra points always follow a touchdown, allowing teams the opportunity to score an additional point after earning 6 points with the touchdown. Teams ... More »

For the 2012 NFL season, the median salary among NFL kickers and punters was $2 million. Salaries among the 64 full-time players ranged from $405,000 to $4 million. More »

Tom Dempsey is a former NFL player with only half of a foot. He is also missing his right hand. He used the standard kicking style for the time period he played in, which was the straight-toe style. More »