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American football: in what year was the value of a touchdown increased from five points to six points?

Question #148546. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Jul 09 2021.
Originally posted Jul 09 2021 11:23 AM.

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1883: The touchdown was set at four points with an additional two points for the kick after the touchdown.
1897: The touchdown was raised to five points with the kick counting as one extra point (the PAT)
1912: The touchdown was raised to six points with the kick counting as one extra point.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Touchdown

Jul 09 2021, 11:53 AM
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