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About Football Glossary - PAT


About Football Glossary - PAT
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Definition: After a touchdown, the scoring team is allowed to add another point by kicking the football through the uprights of the goalpost.

Also Known As: point after touchdown, extra point

Examples: On an attempted PAT, the ball is placed on the 2-yard line in the NFL, or the 3-yard line in college or high school and is generally kicked from inside the ten-yard line.

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