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

Up until 2018, who was the only player in NFL history to have rushed for a 99-yard touchdown?

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Answer: Tony Dorsett
More information: In 2018 Derrick Henry matched the record set by Tony Dorsett as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in 1982.

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.

Easy

Which NFL player was incarcerated for engaging in unlawful dog-fighting activities?

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Answer: Michael Vick
More information: Michael Vick spent two years in prison (2007-2009) for being one of the chief operators of "Bad Newz Kennels". He was also suspended indefinitely by the NFL but ultimately reinstated and played an additional seven seasons in the league.

Which popular NFL player goes by the nickname "Beast Mode"?

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Answer: Marshawn Lynch
More information: Running back Marshawn Lynch is known as "Beast Mode" due to his ability to overpower defenders.

Hard

Which NFL team's name was inspired by a famous writer?

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Answer: Baltimore Ravens
More information: The Baltimore Ravens derived their name from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "the Raven" (1845). In fact, their three mascots are named "Edgar", "Allan" and "Poe".

Easy

Murderous NFL player Aaron Hernandez formerly played for which team?

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Answer: New England Patriots
More information: The infamous Aaron Hernandez was a member of the New England Patriots from 2010 'til 2012.

Medium

The first American football game is considered to have been played in which year?

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Answer: 1869
More information: The first game of football was an intercollegiate match between Rutgers and Princeton that was played on 6 November 1869.

Hard

As of January 2019, what is the record for most receptions in a playoff game by a single player?

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Answer: 15
More information: Darren Sproles (2012) and James White (2019) share the record for most receptions in playoff game, which is 15.

Hard

Before Alabama State, which college did Isaiah Crowell play for?

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Answer: University of Georgia
More information: After one spectacular season, Crowell was dismissed from the University of Georgia in 2011 for breaking school rules and persistent disciplinary issues.

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.



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