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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.

Medium

How many divisions (i.e. NFC East) are there in the NFL?

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Answer: 8
The NFL is made up of two conferences, each with four divisions. So there are eight divisions in total.

Easy

During which year was male cheerleaders introduced to the NFL?

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Answer: 2018
Male cheerleaders were first fielded in the NFL in 2018.

Medium

What was the previous name of the NFL before it was changed to the National Football League?

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Answer: American Professional Football Association
Formed in 1920, the American Professional Football Association (APFA) was the previous name of the NFL until 1922, when it was changed to its current name.

Medium

Who is the only NFL player to have also played in the MLB World Series?

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Answer: Deion Sanders
"Neon" Deion Sanders lost the World Series as a member of the Atlanta Braves but won the Super Bowl twice playing with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.

Medium

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.

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

In what round of the NFL draft was quarterback Tom Brady selected in?

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Answer: 6th
Suffice to say Tom Brady has exceeded expectations after being chosen with the 199th pick in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

Easy

The area behind the line of scrimmage is known as what?

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Answer: Backfield
The area behind the line of scrimmage, which usually consists of the quarterback and running backs, is called the backfield.



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