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What Is The Definition Of Fourth Down Conversion In Football?
1. A fourth down conversion in football is when the offensive team is on fourth down and they gain the necessary amount of yards in order to gain a first down. If they come up short on fourth down, then the defense gains possession of the ball at the last spot of the ball.
Teams rarely go for it on fourth down due to the risk of giving the opposing team good field position if they do not succeed. A couple scenarios where they will attempt to go for a fourth down conversion are:
- If the team is trailing late in the game and they need to convert on fourth down in order to stay on offense to attempt to score points.
- If the team is deep into their opponent’s territory, but they are too far away for a field goal, but are also too close to punt, sometimes a team will attempt a fourth down conversion in order to remain in possession of the ball. Teams that tend to do this are usually in the lead and can risk giving up decent field position if they do not convert.
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