How long/far is a touchdown?
How far does the ball have to travel for it to be a touchdown? NFL Rules only please.
- The rainmakerLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
The longest possible TD is 99 yards. The shortest is 1 yard. It depend on what yardline the ball is when the play starts. If the line of scrimmage is the defense's 40 yard line, a TD would be 40 yards from that distance. If it is the offense's 40 yard line, it is 60 yards. Do you follow?
- Cu TieLv 76 years ago
In the NFL, a play results in a touchdown, once any part of the football crosses the goal line.
- southpawLv 66 years ago
My first impulse was to say officially one yard, but it can actually go backwards for negative yards and be a touchdown the other way if it was a loose ball in the end zone, so there is no number.
- Anonymous6 years ago
the ball doesn't have to travel a certain length, as long as it gets to the end zone
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- nas88car300Lv 76 years ago