Football Safeties

Chapter 4.9

When a team scores a safety, a big mistake has been made. Get ready to learn how teams score safeties in football.


A safety is worth two (2) points.

It happens when a player with possession of the ball retreats into his own team's end zone and one of the following occurs:

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Safeties rarely ever happen. But, when they do it is very embarrassing for a football team. It is not just a mistake, it is a big mistake.

Safety Kicks

Whenever a safety happens a safety kick will immediately follow. A safety kick is a type of kickoff. The only difference is that it happens after a safety is scored. We'll learn more about kickoffs in future chapters.

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