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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.
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.
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.
In addition, if a player caught a pass in the end zone, the play would be deemed a touchback -- or a change of possession -- instead of a touchdown.
He put two kicks inside the 20, had one touchback and had a long of 57 yards.
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.
Washington hasn't had a kickoff touchback this season; this is an opportunity for the Ducks to improve field position with their return game.
After a punt and a touchback, the Spartans took over the ball on their own 20 with 4:33 to go in the half.
Most of the people going to the Super Bowl these days don't know a touchdown from a touchback," said Dan Stoothoff, an official with Cuervo Nation.
When Fodee Kromah boomed yet another kickoff deep into Panther territory, this time for a touchback, things looked grim for the hosts.
The gaffe turned a 54-yard touchdown into a 53-yard run with a lost fumble and touchback.
Marshall's first carry went for 53 yards and an apparent touchdown, but it ended in disappointment when he dropped the ball just short of the goal line for a touchback.
A lapse in concentration like Byron Marshall's goal-line gaffe - flipping the ball before reaching the end zone, turning a long touchdown into a touchback - won't be funny next week.
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.