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In American football the main way for a team to score points is by scoring a touchdown. They do this by advancing the ball into the opponent’s end zone. This will get them six points. The last touchdown scorer is the player who scores the last touchdown in any given game.
Much like first, last and anytime goal scorer in football, bettors can select the first, last and anytime touchdown scorer in American football matches. The attraction of choosing the last touchdown scorer bet is that the bet stays open for the entirety of a match – unlike a first touchdown scorer selection, which is settled as soon as the first score is recorded.
As with many sports there are many betting markets to choose from when it comes to American football but touchdown scorer markets are always popular. This bet can be selected in-play or before a match kicks off but due to the nature of the sport it can be a risky proposition to even expect that a particular player will be on the field towards the end of a match to be able to be the last touchdown scorer.
One of the most famous last touchdown scorers of all time is Franco Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers. His touchdown has become known as ‘the immaculate reception’. It occurred during a match against the Oakland Raiders in 1972 that won the Steelers the match – their first ever playoff win – and started a habit that saw them claim four Super Bowls before the end of the decade. The touchdown is still seen as controversial as it may well have gone against the rules of the game at the time.