Football Tries

After a team scores a touchdown, they can earn additional points on an untimed down called the try. After a touchdown is scored, teams can earn one or two additional points. This is called the PAT or try.

Extra point - worth 1 point

2 point conversion - worth 2 points

Football Extra Points

Football Extra Points

The extra point requires the team to kick the ball into the opposing team's goal post starting at the 15 yard line. It is performed by a special teams kicker.

Football 2 Point Conversion

Football Two-point Conversion

The 2 point conversion requires the team to carry or catch the ball in the opposing team's end zone. Teams start on the opponent's 2nd yard line. The 2 point conversion involves an entire team's effort for it to run smoothly.

No one calls it a try in football. This term is only used in the rulebook. Everyone calls the try the extra point or the 2 point conversion.