Sporting Charts

Drop Kick

What does Drop Kick Mean?

A play in which a kicker drops the football from his hands and kicks it after it touches the ground.

 


Sporting Charts explains Drop Kick

This play is rarely used, but the rule remains in the official rulebook of the National Football League. The last time the drop kick was used in a game was during the 2005-2006 season, when Doug Flutie of the New England Patriots converted an extra point via the drop kick in a match-up versus the Miami Dolphins.

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