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!

Challenge yourself with a Football Trivia Quiz!

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
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.

VeryHard

In 2016, Giants' wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. appeared on which television series?

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Answer: Code Black
Beckham appeared as himself on a 2016 episode of the series "Code Black" entitled "Hail Mary".

Easy

In American football, what is the position called of the player who snaps the ball to the quarterback?

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Answer: Center
The center is usually stationed directly in the middle of the offensive line, and it is his job to hand the ball to the quarterback.

Medium

Who is the winningest coach in NFL history?

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Answer: Don Shula
Don Shula, who is known primarily for coaching the Miami Dolphins from 1970 to 1995, has won 347 games during his 32-year career.

Hard

Which NFL player later went on to become a US Supreme Court Judge?

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Answer: Byron White
Byron "Whizzer" White (1917-2002), a runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 1937, was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court from 1962 to 1993.

VeryHard

In what year was Michael Jackson featured as the halftime entertainment during the Super Bowl?

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Answer: 1993
Michael Jackson performed at halftime of Super Bowl XXVII in 1993, which was the first time the halftime show featured only one performer.

Hard

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

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Answer: Baltimore Ravens
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".

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.

VeryHard

Which player was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame at a younger age than anyone else?

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Answer: Gale Sayers
Gale Sayers, aka the "Kansas Comet", was inducted in 1977 at the age of 34, which is a NFL record.



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