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(American football) a play in which the opposing team has kicked the football into your end zone

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So a kicker who can kick the ball in such a way as to get a touchback rather than an average starting point would force the opposing team to go 10 yards further to score.
The Ducks must replace one of last season's most consistent players, Matt Wogan, who had 52 touchbacks on 78 kickoffs.
Whether you punt or place kick from scrimmage, the receiving team gets the ball where it goes out of bounds or is downed or at their 20 in the case of a touchback.
Using patented TraceBack and TouchBack technologies from InCert, Halo watches over both proprietary and third party applications, and sends an alert to a central operations console detailing the exact machine, application, module, and even line of source code responsible for the failure.
Fuentes caught a 12-yard pass, but fumbled the ball as he was tackled at the 1-yard line and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a touchback.
Also presented at the show was the 2009 Discover Beauty Award, which was presented TouchBack by ColorMark, hair color in a marker for touch-up for gray roots.
Following a touchback, Frohnahpfel (28 of 55, 438 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs) hit Jean Sifrin for a 23-yard completion to bring the ball to the Minutemen 48 with 14 seconds left.
He had a 51-yard punt out of his end zone and then kicked a 53-yarder that rolled into the end zone for a touchback.
After a punt and a touchback, the Spartans took over the ball on their own 20 with 4:33 to go in the half.
North Bend was slowed in the first half by three drive-ending turnovers, including a fumble on the North Marion 2-yard line that was recovered by the Huskies in the end zone for a touchback.
When Fodee Kromah boomed yet another kickoff deep into Panther territory, this time for a touchback, things looked grim for the hosts.
Instead of Gostkowski's usual touchback -- he had two more of those on Sunday, and came into the game fourth in the NFL in touchback percentage at 66.
With two minutes remaining, Ryan Pulver appeared to break the plane for a score on a reception, but he fumbled in the end zone for a touchback.
Marshall was headed in for a 54-yard touchdown but flipped the ball out of his hand before crossing the goal line - an "inexcusable" hot dog move that didn't cut the mustard for an irritated Helfrich or running backs coach Gary Campbell - to give South Dakota possession after the touchback.
It was a touchback game,'' coach Bill Belichick said afterward.