extra point


Definition of extra point 

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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But if your leg is a little bit higher, that gets extra points. Matthew Sprout, Allure, "Margarita Levieva on Ageism in Hollywood and Playing Characters 10 Years Younger Than Herself," 16 Oct. 2018 In five games this season, Sturgis connected on 9 of 12 field goals and missed a whopping four extra points. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Los Angeles Chargers," 29 Oct. 2018 This past autumn, Thompson kicked in 7 of 11 field goal attempts and 54 of 58 extra points to finish the season with 75 points scored. Mark Iandolo, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Where are they now? Adams, Brogan, Thompson and Yazid," 6 July 2018 Such courses let students earn extra points toward their GPAs for advanced classes. Ashley Sloboda, Post-Tribune, "Valedictorian's mother, grandmother also top graduates," 15 June 2018 The grant review process gave extra points to programs that served high-need communities like Waukegan, according to Matthews and state records. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "New plan would fully fund Waukegan District 60 preschool program threatened with cuts," 22 June 2018 There are also specific responsibilities on punts and kickoffs and extra points and field goals and, well, even after spending an extra hour working with Russell after the formal session was over, my head was spinning. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "Being a college football official is hard. I tried it at the South Carolina spring game," 5 Apr. 2018 Strawn senior K-Lani Nava made history in December by successfully nailing 9 of 10 extra point attempts during the UIL football six-man state title game at AT&T Stadium. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Standout girls goalkeeper puts on the shoulder pads for upcoming football season," 5 June 2018 The offense can score touchdowns (six points), field goals (three points) and extra points (one point). Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "How to watch Kentucky football spring game: Game time, TV channel, streaming information," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of extra point

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extra point was circa 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of extra point

American football : a point scored after a touchdown by kicking the ball between the goalposts or by carrying or throwing it a short distance into the end zone

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