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!

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The Doak Walker Award is given annually to the top college player at which position?

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Answer: Running Back
Doak Walker (1927-1998) has been inducted into both the College Football and Pro Football halls of fame. He played halfback, and accordingly the award named after him is given to college football's premiere running back.

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1990's actress Holly Robinson went on to marry which now-retired NFL player?

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Answer: Rodney Peete
Holly Robinson-Peete is best known for her roles on "21 Jump Street" and "Hangin' with Mr. Cooper". She married 16-year quarterback Rodney Peete in 1995.

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Which Hall of Fame NFL player went by the nickname "Sweetness"?

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Answer: Walter Payton
During his reign in the 70's and 80's, Walter "Sweetness" Payton (1954-1999), a running back, set a number of offensive records.

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What is the required amount of years a player must be out of high school before being eligible to play in the NFL?

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Answer: Three
The ensure mental and physical readiness, players must have left high school at least three years before being eligible to play in the NFL.

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Retired NBA player Jason "White Chocolate" Williams was a high school basketball teammate of which Hall of Fame NFLer?

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Answer: Randy Moss
Legendary wide receiver Randy Moss was so talented athletically that apparently he could have pursued basketball as a career over football if he had so chose.

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

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

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The XFL was a collaboration between television network NBC and what other media giant?

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Answer: WWF
The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) teamed up with NBC to present the XFL for its sole season, which was 2001. Vince McMahon will relaunch the league in 2020.

Hard

Who is the only Hall of Fame quarterback that is left-handed?

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Answer: Steve Young
Steve Young, who is best known for leading the San Francisco 49ers from 1987 to 1999, is the only leftie quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Hard

In 2018, the family of which Hall of Fame linebacker settled a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NFL?

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Answer: Junior Seau
Junior Seau, who committed suicide in 2012, was at the time suffering from degenerative brain disease due to the repeated hits he took while playing for the NFL.

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How many points are awarded to a team who scores a field goal in football?

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Answer: 3
Field goals, which are scored by kicking the ball through the goal posts on a fourth down, give the team who successfully pulls one off three points.



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