For other uses, see Safety.

A safety is when a football is tackled in their own End zone. Other ways of scoring a safety include: fumbling the ball out the back or sides of a football teams own endzone. Also, if the teams punt is blocked and deflected out the back or sides of their own endzone. If a player catches a punt, kickoff, field goal, or intercept; a pass in their own endzone, and remain inside, and are tackled; it is a touchback, and the ball is placed at the opponents own 20 yard line.

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