Football Trivia and Answers

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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.

Hard

Which athlete has graced the cover of Sports Illustrated more than any other NFL player?

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Answer: Tom Brady
New England Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady has been featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated a record 20 times for a NFL player.

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

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

VeryHard

Who was the only person to have won a Super Bowl as a player, as an assistant coach and as a head coach?

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Answer: Mike Ditka
Ditka won as a player with the Cowboys in 1971, assistant coach with the same club in 1972 and head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1985.

Easy

What are the color of football goal posts?

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Answer: Yellow
High schools, colleges and the NFL tend to use some shade of yellow for goal posts.

Medium

The "New Year's Six" occurs in which football league?

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Answer: NCAA
At the collegiate level, NCAA Division I has its six big "bowl" games all around the New Year.

VeryHard

Who was the youngest player ever selected in the first round of the NFL draft?

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Answer: Amobi Okoye
Drafted in 2007, Nigerian-born Amobi Okoye entered college at 16 years old, thus becoming NFL eligible at 19.

Hard

In what year was the NERF football created?

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Answer: 1972
The foamy NERF football, a favorite amongst children, was created in 1972 by former Minnesota Vikings' kicker Fred Cox, who still receives quarterly checks from the company due to this invention.

Hard

Which of the following NFL teams does not play in its home city?

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Answer: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys do not actually play in Dallas but at AT&T Stadium in nearby Arlington, Texas.



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