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American Football

American football (referred to as football in the United States also known as gridiron) is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

History of it

Delivered by the English game of rugby and soccer, American football was started with rules instituted by Walter Camp, player and coach at Yale University.

The Rules

He contributed the following changes from rugby and soccer to American football:  one side retained undisputed possession of the ball, until that side gives up the ball in result of its own violations; create the line of scrimmage; 11 on a team instead of fifteen on a field at one time; created the quarter- back and centre positions; created the forward pass; standardized the scoring system, numerical scoring; created the safety interference, penalties and the neutral zone; tackling as low as the knee was permitted: a touch down increased the value to six points and field goals went down to three points in 1912.

When Was The First Game Played?

the first game of football was played in 1869 when McGill University played Yale. McGill won the Game 6-4

When was NFL formed?

NFL was formed in 1920.

How Big Is The Football Field?

The length of the football field is 100 yards. The width of the field is 53 and a half yards.

When Was The First Super Bowl Played?

In 1967, the first Super Bowl, (The winner of the NFC and the AFC), was played.

I hoped you enjoyed reading and learned some new facts 🙂 

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