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First touchdown scorer refers to the player who scores the first touchdown of an American football game.
A touchdown is much like a try in rugby as it awards the highest number of points available in a single score, netting the scoring side a healthy six points.
In order to become the first touchdown scorer, a play has to be made by a team in which the ball reaches the opponent’s end zone.
If this occurs, then the scoring team also get the chance to earn a bonus point with a conversion kick – again similar to Rugby – or a 10-yard touchdown play to secure a further two points.
A first touchdown scorer bet is very much like a first goalscorer bet in soccer.
Bookmakers will run player markets with shorter odds on players often in the wide receiver position as this is the player most likely to receive the ball from the quarterback’s attempted touchdown pass.
Understanding a quarterback’s pass completion rate plays a major role for punters looking to place a first touchdown scorer bet as the higher the success rate, the greater the likelihood of a successful touchdown pass, especially when it comes to the early stages of the game and seeking the first touchdown scorer.
Three-time Super Bowl Winner Jerry Rice has scored the highest number of NFL touchdowns to date.
The now retired San Francisco 49ers legend entered the opponent’s End Zone a remarkable 208 times. That is 33 more than the player second on the most touchdowns list, Emmitt Smith, who represented the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals.