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Down! Set! Hut! Football Quiz
by Staff
Grab your pigskin because it's time for football trivia. How does the QB make that ball spiral? Wouldn't "handball" make a better name than "football"? Pad up and get on the field ... the football quiz field, that is.

How long is an official NFL football field?

  • 100 yards (91 meters)
  • 140 yards (128 meters)
  • 120 yards (110 meters)

How long is an official NFL football?

  • 10 inches (25 centimeters)
  • 11 inches (28 centimeters)
  • 12 inches (30 centimeters)

What's the maximum number of players allowed on an NFL team?

  • 49
  • 53
  • 61

Which of the following is NOT an offensive position?

  • nose tackle
  • guard
  • tight end

The helmet rule is nicknamed after which NFL player?

  • Ray Lewis
  • Peyton Manning
  • Emmitt Smith

According to the NFL Rules Digest, how many new footballs must be marked with the letter "K" by referees?

  • 8
  • 12
  • 20

If a punter increases the angle at which he kicks a football from 45 degrees to 60 degrees, which factor will decrease accordingly?

  • maximum height
  • maximum range
  • hang time

When a running player changes directions quickly, which property of physics mostly influences that motion?

  • force
  • momentum
  • impulse

Bill Winkenbach, the creator of modern fantasy football, was affiliated with what NFL team?

  • Green Bay Packers
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Oakland Raiders

Which of the following is NOT a type of fantasy football league?

  • managers' league
  • salary cap league
  • pick 'em league

Which of the following is NOT a position on special teams?

  • head linesman
  • returner
  • placekicker

How high are the goalposts, centered at the back of the end zone?

  • seven feet(2 meters) high
  • 10 feet (3 meters) high
  • 12 feet (4 meters) high

Which of the following reasons will NOT stop the clock?

  • 4 minute warning
  • running out of bounds
  • incomplete pass

What is a turnover?

  • a flaky pastry
  • when a team recovers a ball from the other team's fumble or interception
  • when a team recovers a ball from a punt

How many challenges is each team allotted each game?

  • three
  • two
  • one

Which of the following positions run down the field and catch balls thrown by the quarterback?

  • tight ends
  • running backs
  • cornerbacks

Which of the following is NOT true concerning a fair catch?

  • The player can’t be tackled.
  • The player can’t catch the ball.
  • The player can’t move from the spot he catches the ball.

How long does the referee have to review the play during a challenge?

  • three minutes
  • 30 seconds
  • 90 seconds

How do teams lose yards?

  • The team loses yards if the play ends behind the goal line.
  • The team loses yards if the play ends behind the line of scrimmage.
  • The team loses yards if the play ends outside the sideline.

What is gridcord?

  • the cord used to measure yards
  • the material used to lace the football
  • the material used to line the football helmets