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Billy Johnson was to touchdown celebrations what Babe Ruth was to the home run -- he may not have been the first, but he is the most memorable.

Elmo Wright of the Kansas City Chiefs is credited as the first NFL player to celebrate in the end zone. On Nov. 18, 1973, after catching a touchdown pass thrown by Len Dawson in a 38-14 win over the Houston Oilers, Wright ran in place at a frantic pace, pumping his knees and his arms, stopping long enough to slam the ball to the ground. Eight years before that, Homer Jones, a wide receiver for the New York Giants, delivered the league's first spike.

The first player to spike the football after a touchdown was Homer Jones in a game in 1965.

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Q: Who was the first player in pro football to spike a ball after a touchdown?
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Is it against the national football league rules to spike a football after a player has a touchdown?


Can you spike a football after a touchdown?

Yes. Spiking the ball to celebrate a big play is usually an automatic "Delay of Game" penalty. However there is an exception to allow the player to spike the ball after a touchdown.

Who invented the spike in football?

Homer Jones, a wide receiver for the New York Giants from 1965-1969 and the Cleveland Browns in 1970, was the first player to spike the ball in the end zone after scoring a touchdown in 1965.

In the NFL is a player allowed to spike the ball in the end zone after a touchdown?

no it will be a safety

What is 'spiking the football'?

There is two definitions for spiking the football. 1. When a player makes a touchdown and throws the ball on the ground, it's a spike. 2. When a quarterback needs to stop the clock in a game, they throw the football on the ground to stop it, which is called spiking.

Is it Illegal to spike the football after a touch down?

No, but if you spike it after any other play, i.e. you are frustrated, you got a first down or an INT, you will probably be penalized.

What is the history of the quarterback spike play in football?

In gridiron football, a spike of the ball is a play in which the quarterback intentionally throws the ball at the ground immediately after the snap

Who started spiking the football in the end zone was it Jim Brown of the Cleveland Browns?

No, the 'invention' of the spike is attributed to wide receiver Homer Jones of the New York Giants in 1965. Jones fired the ball to the ground after scoring his first ever NFL touchdown on an 89 yard pass play from Earl Morrill.

How do you get back at a player?

Spike it at their face.

Is the penalty for spiking the football in college different from in the NFL?

Type your answer here... In the NFL a player is allowed to spike the ball without incurring a penalty. In the NCAA spiking the football carries a 15 yard penalty for Unsportsmanlike ( UNS )

What does ''spike'' mean in volleyball?

A spike is a hit. A front row player is able to hit the ball overhand without touching the net.

What is it called when a player passes a spike from their opponent?

If it was a hard spike and the player got low and fore-arm passed it (bumped it) it's called a DIG.

Which sports wears spike shoes?

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When and where was baseball player Spike Brady born?

Spike Brady was born ? , 1854, in Chicago, IL, USA.

Where was the first Spike of the CPR?

The First Spike of the CPR was in Bonfield, ON (previously called Callander Bay). Not Callander as shown on your web site. Bonfield was inducted into the Canadian Raiway Hall of Fame in 2002 as the First Spike location.

Define the term spike in volleyball?

When you spike a ball you jump up and "spike" it by hitting it VERY hard causing it to IN FRONT of the FIRST person in front of you!!

When and where was baseball player Spike Merena born?

Spike Merena was born November 18, 1909, in Paterson, NJ, USA.

When and where was baseball player Spike Owen born?

Spike Owen was born April 19, 1961, in Cleburne, TX, USA.

When and where was baseball player Spike Shannon born?

Spike Shannon was born February 7, 1878, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

When and where did baseball player Spike Merena die?

Spike Merena died March 9, 1977, in Bridgeport, CT, USA.

When and where did baseball player Spike Shannon die?

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Volleyball-What is an attempt by a player to win a point by hitting the ball over the net?

spike/ hit/attack

What is the definition of the volleyball term spike?

A spike is when a player smacks the volleyball down onto the other side of the court. The ball must be inbounds and cannot touch the net or the opponent in order to be a spike.

What is dig pass in volleyball?

A dig is when a defensive player passes a spike from a player on the opposing team.

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