American Football, simply football in the United States and Canada, is a team sport where two teams of eleven players advance an oval-shaped football down a rectangular field to score points. The football is moved by the team on offense through designed running or passing plays, while the defense attempts to stop their momentum. The offense must successfully gain ten yards in four plays or the ball is turned over to the defending team. Points are scored when one team moves the ball into the opposing team’s end zone, resulting in a touchdown (six points), by kicking the ball through the field goal post (three points, one extra point after a touchdown), or by tackling the offense inside their own end zone resulting in a safety (two points). The NFL (National Football League) is the professional league in the United States.

When does football season start?

The American Football regular season begins every year on the weekend that follows the first Monday of September. This occurs yearly as the weekend following the American Labor Day Holiday.

How long is a football game?

The average American Football game lasts for 3 hours and 12 minutes. Although the official game clock of a football game is only four quarters at 15 minutes each (60 minutes total), the clock is stopped after any incomplete pass, when a player with the ball steps out of bounds, or when a timeout is called.

How many players are on a football team?

American Football is played with a maximum of 11 players from each team on the field at a single time. Each team is allowed to maintain a roster of up to 45 players of different skills, sizes, and roles that can be substituted into the game at any time.

American Football Guides
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6’1” | 1.85 m
280 lb | 127 kg
May 23, 1991
Aaron Donald
185.000
127.000
1991.00
85000
3D
Aaron Donald
6’2” | 1.88 m
225 lb | 102 kg
December 2, 1983
Aaron Rodgers
188.000
102.000
1983.00
567000
3D
Aaron Rodgers
6.68”-6.76” | 16.9-17.2 cm (Short)
11”-11.25” | 28-29 cm
14-15 oz | 400-425 g
American Football
17.200
29.000
0.425
5600
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3D
American FootballView of a American Football in 3D available for downloadView of a American Football in 3D available for download
5’8” | 1.73 m
229 lb | 104 kg
July 16, 1968
Barry Sanders
173.000
104.000
1968.00
74000
3D
Barry Sanders
6’5” | 1.96 m
240 lb | 109 kg
March 2, 1982
Ben Roethlisberger
196.000
109.000
1982.00
223000
3D
Ben Roethlisberger
6’2” | 1.88 m
222 lb | 101 kg
October 10, 1969
Brett Favre
188.000
101.000
1969.00
138000
3D
Brett Favre
5’11” | 1.80 m
205 lb | 93 kg
June 7, 1996
Christian McCaffrey
180.000
93.000
1996.00
209000
3D
Christian McCaffrey
6’4” | 1.93 m
229 lb | 104 kg
December 14, 1997
DK Metcalf
193.000
104.000
1997.00
139000
3D
DK Metcalf
6’4” | 1.93 m
224 lb | 102 kg
September 15, 1961
Dan Marino
193.000
102.000
1961.00
62000
3D
Dan Marino
6’1” | 1.85 m
212 lb | 96 kg
June 6, 1992
DeAndre Hopkins
185.000
96.000
1992.00
139000
3D
DeAndre Hopkins
6’1” | 1.85 m
198 lb | 90 kg
August 9, 1967
Deion Sanders
185.000
90.000
1967.00
121000
3D
Deion Sanders
6’3” | 1.91 m
247 lb | 112 kg
January 4, 1994
Derrick Henry
191.000
112.000
1994.00
284000
3D
Derrick Henry
6’0” | 1.83 m
209 lb | 95 kg
January 15, 1979
Drew Brees
183.000
95.000
1979.00
769000
3D
Drew Brees
6’0” | 1.83 m
228 lb | 103 kg
July 22, 1995
Ezekiel Elliott
183.000
103.000
1995.00
225000
3D
Ezekiel Elliott
30’ | 9.14 m (Overall)
18.5’ | 5.64 m (Inside)
6.5’ | 1.98 m
Football Field Goal Post - College
914.000
564.000
198.000
10
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Football Field Goal Post - College3D model of a American Football Field Goal Post (College) viewed in perspective3D model of a American Football Field Goal Post (College) viewed in perspective
22’-25’ | 6.7-7.62 m (Overall)
23’4” | 7.11 m (Inside)
1.5’, 6.5’ | .46, 1.98 m
Football Field Goal Post - High School
762.000
711.000
198.000
5
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3D
Football Field Goal Post - High SchoolPerspective view of a 3D model of a American Football Field Goal Post (High School)Perspective view of a 3D model of a American Football Field Goal Post (High School)
35’ | 10.67 m (Overall)
18.5’ | 5.64 m (Inside)
6.5’ | 1.98 m
Football Field Goal Post - Pro
1067.000
564.000
198.000
600
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3D
Football Field Goal Post - ProView of a American Football Field Goal Post (Professional/NFL) in 3D available for downloadView of a American Football Field Goal Post (Professional/NFL) in 3D available for download
6’0” | 1.83 m (Average)
Football Officials
1000
3D
Football Officials
6’2” | 1.88 m
200 lb | 91 kg
October 13, 1962
Jerry Rice
188.000
91.000
1962.00
98000
3D
Jerry Rice
6’3” | 1.91 m
226 lb | 103 kg
February 14, 1960
Jim Kelly
191.000
103.000
1960.00
47000
3D
Jim Kelly
6’2” | 1.88 m
205 lb | 93 kg
June 11, 1956
Joe Montana
188.000
93.000
1956.00
119000
3D
Joe Montana
6’3” | 1.91 m
215 lb | 98 kg
June 28, 1960
John Elway
191.000
98.000
1960.00
78000
3D
John Elway
6’3” | 1.91 m
260 lb | 118 kg
February 22, 1991
Khalil Mack
191.000
118.000
1991.00
60000
3D
Khalil Mack
6’2” | 1.88 m
214 lb | 97 kg
June 22, 1971
Kurt Warner
188.000
97.000
1971.00
53000
3D
Kurt Warner
6’2” | 1.88 m
212 lb | 96 kg
January 7, 1997
Lamar Jackson
188.000
96.000
1997.00
605000
3D
Lamar Jackson
6’3” | 1.91 m
218 lb | 99 kg
August 31, 1983
Larry Fitzgerald
191.000
99.000
1983.00
100000
3D
Larry Fitzgerald
6’5” | 1.96 m
255 lb | 116 kg
November 21, 1971
Michael Strahan
196.000
116.000
1971.00
132000
3D
Michael Strahan
Nick Bosa
185000
6’4” | 1.93 m
266 lb | 121 kg
October 23, 1997
Nick Bosa
193.000
121.000
1997.00
185000
3D
Nick Bosa
6’1” | 1.85 m
212 lb | 96 kg
July 9, 1947
O. J. Simpson
185.000
96.000
1947.00
262000
3D
O. J. Simpson
5’11” | 1.80 m
198 lb | 90 kg
November 5, 1992
Odell Beckham Jr
180.000
90.000
1992.00
216000
3D
Odell Beckham Jr
6’3” | 1.91 m
230 lb | 104 kg
September 17, 1995
Patrick Mahomes
191.000
104.000
1995.00
1429000
3D
Patrick Mahomes
6’5” | 1.96 m
230 lb | 104 kg
March 24, 1976
Peyton Manning
196.000
104.000
1976.00
260000
3D
Peyton Manning
6’4” | 1.93 m
210 lb | 95 kg
February 13, 1977
Randy Moss
193.000
95.000
1977.00
132000
3D
Randy Moss
6’6” | 1.98 m
265 lb | 120 kg
May 14, 1989
Rob Gronkowski
198.000
120.000
1989.00
350000
3D
Rob Gronkowski
5’11” | 1.80 m
215 lb | 98 kg
November 29, 1988
Russell Wilson
180.000
98.000
1988.00
347000
3D
Russell Wilson
6’2” | 1.88 m
215 lb | 98 kg
October 11, 1961
Steve Young
188.000
98.000
1961.00
52000
3D
Steve Young
6’4” | 1.93 m
252 lb | 114 kg
October 11, 1994
T.J. Watt
193.000
114.000
1994.00
77000
3D
T.J. Watt
Tom Brady
1500000
6’4” | 1.93 m
225 lb | 102 kg
August 3, 1977
Tom Brady
193.000
102.000
1977.00
1500000
3D
Tom Brady
6’5” | 1.96 m
247 lb | 112 kg
February 27, 1976
Tony Gonzalez
196.000
112.000
1976.00
53000
3D
Tony Gonzalez
6’5” | 1.96 m
260 lb | 118 kg
October 5, 1989
Travis Kelce
196.000
118.000
1989.00
193000
3D
Travis Kelce
6’4” | 1.93 m
220 lb | 100 kg
November 21, 1966
Troy Aikman
193.000
100.000
1966.00
133000
3D
Troy Aikman
5’10” | 1.78 m
207 lb | 94 kg
April 19, 1981
Troy Polamalu
178.000
94.000
1981.00
70000
3D
Troy Polamalu
6’0” | 1.83 m
217 lb | 98 kg
March 2, 1998
Tua Tagovailoa
183.000
98.000
1998.00
306000
3D
Tua Tagovailoa
6’3” | 1.91 m
250 lb | 113 kg
March 26, 1989
Von Miller
191.000
113.000
1989.00
72000
3D
Von Miller
Khalil Mack
Height comparison diagram of Khalil Mack compared to other defensive players

While other footballers accumulated only titles and records, Khalil Mack also took home the highest paying contract of a defensive player in National Football League (NFL) history when the Oakland Raiders traded him. The football outside linebacker plays in the NFL for the Chicago Bears. Mack is among the most dominant defensive players, and record holders in all-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) forced fumbles and the first player to be a first-team All-Pro as a defensive end and as a linebacker. He is also a five-time Pro Bowler, three-time First-team All-Pro, 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Khalil Mack has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) and weighs 260 lb (118 kg).

Set of illustrations of Khalil Mack in various football poses measured with overall height
While other footballers accumulated only titles and records, Khalil Mack also took home the highest paying contract of a defensive player in National Football League (NFL) history when the Oakland Raiders traded him. The football outside linebacker plays in the NFL for the Chicago Bears.

Khalil Mack has a height of 6’3” (1.91 m) and weighs 260 lb (118 kg).

Set of illustrations of Khalil Mack in various football poses measured with overall height
Khalil Mack
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6’3” | 1.91 m
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260 lb | 118 kg
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Position: Outside Linebacker

Years Active: 2014—

Birthday
February 22, 1991

Drawings include:
Khalil Mack standing, tackling, stance

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Russell Wilson
Height comparison diagram of Russell Wilson compared to other quarterbacks

Russell Wilson is not only passionate about football but also baseball, where he plays for the Colorado Rockies. In football, the quarterback plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. In college, he helped the University of Wisconsin win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl and set a single-season FBS record. Russell is a seven-time Pro Bowl, has won the Super Bowl XLVIII, and holds the NFL's record as the only quarterback with the most wins and in the Seattle Seahawks with the most passing yards, highest yard per attempt, and highest passer rates.

Russell Wilson has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m) and weighs 215 lb (98 kg).

Collection of drawings of Russell Wilson measured with overall height
Russell Wilson is not only passionate about football but also baseball, where he plays for the Colorado Rockies. In football, the quarterback plays in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. In college, he helped the University of Wisconsin win the Big Ten title and Rose Bowl.

Russell Wilson has a height of 5’11” (1.80 m) and weighs 215 lb (98 kg).

Collection of drawings of Russell Wilson measured with overall height
Russell Wilson
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5’11” | 1.80 m
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215 lb | 98 kg
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Position: Quarterback

Years Active: 2012—

Birthday
November 29, 1988

Drawings include:
Russell Wilson standing, throwing, stance

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Aaron Rodgers
Height comparison diagram of Aaron Rodgers compared to other quarterbacks

Aaron Rodgers shines out among the best football quarterbacks for his achievements with the Green Bay Packers. In college, he had several career passing records, such as career interception rates. Aaron led the Packers to win Super Bowl XLV and becoming Super Bowl XLV MVP, two-time Associated Press MVP besides setting the record for the best touchdown to interception ratio, and highest passer ratings. He also came third in career passer NFL's rating list. Aaron is also a two-time National Football League (NFL) MVP, two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Year, Insight Bowl Offensive MVP, and California Golden Bears Co-Offensive MVP.

Aaron Rodgers has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and weighs 225 lb (102 kg).

Collection of drawings of Aaron Rodgers measured with overall height
Aaron Rodgers shines out among the best football quarterbacks for his achievements with the Green Bay Packers. In college, he had several career passing records, such as career interception rates. Aaron led the Packers to win Super Bowl XLV and became the MVP of Super Bowl XLV.

Aaron Rodgers has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and weighs 225 lb (102 kg).

Collection of drawings of Aaron Rodgers measured with overall height
Aaron Rodgers
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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225 lb | 102 kg
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Position: Quarterback

Years Active: 2005—

Birthday
December 2, 1983

Drawings include:
Aaron Rodgers standing, throwing, stance

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Kurt Warner
Series of scaled illustrations comparing the height of Kurt Warner with other related quarterbacks

Kurt Warner came into the limelight at St. Louis Rams, becoming the only undrafted quarterback National Football League (NFL) MVP and Super Bowl MVP. The former football quarterback has played for Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants, and St. Louis Rams, earning the tag 'best undrafted NFL player alive' and having the highest passer rate and completion percentage in NFL history. Because of these career successes, including being in the Super Bowl history for taking home three of the top five highest single-game passing yardage totals, he was inducted into the Arena Football Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, and St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.

Kurt Warner has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and weighs 214 lb (97 kg).

Series of elevation drawings of Kurt Warner in football positions measured with overall height
Kurt Warner came into the limelight at St. Louis Rams, becoming the only undrafted quarterback National Football League (NFL) MVP and Super Bowl MVP. The former football quarterback has played for Arizona Cardinals, the New York Giants, and St. Louis Rams.

Kurt Warner has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m) and weighs 214 lb (97 kg).

Series of elevation drawings of Kurt Warner in football positions measured with overall height
Kurt Warner
Height:
6’2” | 1.88 m
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214 lb | 97 kg
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Position: Quarterback

Years Active: 1994-2009

Birthday
June 22, 1971

Drawings include:
Kurt Warner standing, throwing, stance

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American Football Field

American Football fields are rectangular playing fields with a required length of 120 yards  (360’ | 109.75 m) and a width of 53.3 yards (160’ | 48.8 m). Based on yards, the field of play in a game of football refers to the 100 yards between the two opposing end zones on either side of the field at 10 yards | (30’ | 9.15 m) deep. White markings designate each individual yard on the field and are separated by full field lines every ten yards. The central hash marks are located 20 yards (60’ | 18.25 m) inwards from each team’s side line. Team areas are centered at the 50 yard line and extend 25 yards (75’ | 22.8 m) in both directions. American football fields are made of either natural grass or artificial turf.

Drawing of an American Football Field plan with dimensions
American Football fields are rectangular playing fields with a length of 120 yards (360' | 109.75 m) and a width of 53.3 yards (160’ | 48.8 m). The field of play in a game of football refers to the 100 yards between the two opposing 10 yards (30' | 9.15 m) deep end zones on either side of the field.

Drawing of an American Football Field plan with dimensions
American Football Field
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Length (Total): 360’ | 109.75 m | 120 yards
Length (Field of Play): 300’ | 91.44 m | 100 yards
Width: 160’ | 48.8 m | 53.3 yards
End Zone: 30’ | 9.15 m | 10 yards
Hash Marks: 60’ | 18.25 m | 20 yards from side lines
Team Areas: 150’ | 45.75 m | 50 yards
Area: 57,600 ft2 | 5,350 m2
Material: Grass, artificial turf

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American Football Field plan

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