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What is a 1-Point Safety in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

There are many ways to score points in a football game. The most common point-scoring plays include a touchdown (6 points) and a field goal (3 points).

Smaller point totals are also given for conversions after a touchdown, including 1 point for an extra point and 2 points for what’s known as a two-point conversion.

Teams can also score 2 points on a safety, which is a much rarer occurrence.

Even more rare is a 1-point safety.

This scoring play is so rare that not many people even know it exists — but it does.

Let’s take a look at the history of the 1-point safety, and what a team would have to do in order to convert one.

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How to Tackle in Football (7-Step Guide)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

Following the proper tackling form will not only allow you to avoid injury — and to avoid causing injury to another — but it’ll also ensure that you tackle the most effectively, accurately, and with the most power.

Practicing the fundamentals will also keep you from being faked out by a ball carrier and left in the dust as he runs downfield.

Let’s take a step-by-step look at how to tackle in football properly.

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