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Where did the term touchdown come from?

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βˆ™ 2010-10-18 16:02:05

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In the first days of football when a ball carrier crossed the goal line he would touch the ball to the ground. The touching of the ball to the ground for the score was called a "TOUCHDOWN".

This rule still applies in Rugby, where a player doesn't score unless he touches the ball to the ground.

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