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Football Facts

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1. The total length from goal post to goal post is 120 yards. That includes the 100-yard playing field and two 10-yard end zones.

2. The length of all four pieces of a goal post laid end to end is 22 5/6 yards. That includes one 18-foot crossbar, one 10-foot base, and two 20-foot arms for a total of 68 feet or 22 5/6 yards.

3. A football player's shoes are called cleats.

4. Seven officials and 22 players (11 from each team) -- 29 players and officials -- are on the field during a football game.

5. A player who carries the ball from his team's 15-yard line to the opposing team's 45-yard line has carried the ball 40 yards.


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