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  • n. Plural form of touchback.

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Examples

  • He had 61 attempts downed inside the 20-yard line, 32 other kicks that resulted in touchbacks and 47 more that were fair catches.

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  • Gets good hang time on his kickoffs and a good portion of them (46%) will result in touchbacks, but he needs to kick for longer distances in order to be effective in this area in the NFL ...

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  • Only 117 of his punts were returned, with 69 attempts downed inside the 20-yard line, 49 others were fair-caught and 21 boots resulted in touchbacks.

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  • Matt Moreland's back to kick off, though the Sooners brass still want more touchbacks out of him.

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  • Kunalic had 29 touchbacks, on 73 kickoffs, which ranked third nationally last season.

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  • Thirty-four of his 79 kickoffs during the regular season resulted in touchbacks—his career high had previously been eight in a season.

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  • Mare, 36, was also an unheralded weapon on kickoffs, ranking among league leaders with 22 touchbacks and kickoff distance (67.9 yards).

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  • The rationale was there'd be more kicks into the end zone, which would then create more kneel downs and touchbacks—and fewer chances for jarring collisions.

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  • With kickoffs moving from the 30-yard line to the 35, Westhoff estimates that touchbacks will increase from 16% last year to around 35% this season—though he'd still like to see a few of those long kickoffs returned for touchdowns.

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  • This season, the NFL has implemented a rule that pushes kickoffs five yards closer to the opposing end zone—a move that will likely send more balls bounding through the back of the end zone for touchbacks.

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