Football Trivia and Answers

Football has a long, rich history which spans over a hundred years. And whether you are new to the sport or have been an avid fan for innumerable years, TriviaQN is here to pose a challenge to your knowledge base and along the way add even more knowledge to your playbook. So without further ado, we present to you our Football Trivia - a test worthy enough to make even John Madden proud!

Hard

In what year was the first female referee ever featured in an NFL game?

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Answer: 2012
More information: Shannon Eastin, a replacement official, got this opportunity due to the full-time referees going on strike in 2012.

Medium

What is the maximum number of players permissible on a NFL team's roster?

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Answer: 53
More information: NFL teams are allowed to have up to 53 players on their rosters, of which 46 are eligible to play on game day.

Medium

In what country was the first NFL regular-season game ever held outside of the United States?

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Answer: Mexico
More information: Mexico City hosted the Arizona Cardinals versus the San Francisco 49ers in October of 2005. At the time it set a record for attendance at an NFL game with over 103,000 spectators.

Medium

In high school football, how long is each quarter?

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Answer: 12 Minutes
More information: Unlike the NFL and college which has four 15-minute periods, high school quarters are a shorter length at 12 minutes.

Easy

How many chances does a football offense have to make 10 yards before the ball is turned over to the opposing team?

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Answer: 4
More information: Football offenses get four chances or "downs" to advance the ball 10 yards. If they don't do so successfully it is turned over to their opponents.

Medium

Approximately how much does a NFL football weigh?

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Answer: 1 Pound
More information: A NFL football weighs about 15 ounces or 1 pound.

Easy

A touchdown is worth how many points in football?

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Answer: 6
More information: A touchdown is worth six points. Afterwards the scoring team has a chance to kick for an extra point or go for an extra two points from short yardage.

Medium

Which player from the 1998 NFL Draft is considered by many to be the biggest draft bust ever?

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Answer: Ryan Leaf
More information: Ryan Leaf was selected second-overall in the 1998 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers yet managed to win only 4 games in 18 attempts as their starting quarterback. His career ended after only four disappointing seasons.

Easy

Which company owns the blimps which are mainstays at major football games?

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Answer: Goodyear
More information: Goodyear blimps could be spotted at sporting events across America since the 1960 Orange Bowl.

Hard

"Reggie's Prayer" is a film starring with former NFL player?

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Answer: Reggie White
More information: Reggie White's (1967-2004) illustrious career lasted for 15 seasons, and many football experts consider him to be the greatest defensive player of all-time.



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