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Football Presentation
The NFL - Rules,
Equipment and
Players
By Max
Introduction
American Football
● Contact sport
● Four 15-minute quarters
● Each team has offense and defense
● 100-yard field + two 10-yard endzones
● Score points to win
Offense
● Moves ball down field to score
● Four tries to move ten yards
Defense
● Stops offense from moving ball. If done in
succession, team’s offense gets ball.
● Can score if gets ball and brings to
endzone
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Helmets Have Improved
● 1920
○ made of soft leather
○ Players got hurt
● 1921-1940
○ Hard leather
● 1950
○ Plastic + Internal
Padding
● 1950 - Present
Full facemasks, air bagssoften impact, shells of
polycarbonate, visors and
more.
New -
Old -
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Rules Have Changed
Scoring
● Touchdown increased by two
points
● Field Goal decreased by two
points
Other rules:
● 1955, overtime rule
● 1956, grabbing facemask
● 1960, two-point option after TD
● CURRENT CHANGES
Not as many changes made now
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Lasting Records - Most in Recent Years
● 291 people in Hall of Fame.
● Recent Years
●
Jerry Rice(1985) Most career TD
& catches
● More recent times:
Emmit Smith(1990)RB, Brett Favre
(1991)QB, Bruce Smith(1985)DE,
Walter Payton(1975)RB
● Older times
Emlen Tunnell(1948)DB, Paul Krause
(1964)DB
Jerry Rice-
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Emlen Tunnell-
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Conclusion
Record Holders - More recent
times(Past 30-40 years)
Cause - Rule & equipment
changed.
-Safety improvements every
year.
-Rule changes every year.
Makes players better and more
successful
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Bibliography
http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/football.
htm/printable
http://www.nfl.
com/news/story/0ap1000000095139/article/histo
rry-of-the-nfl-football-helmet
http://www.statisticbrain.com/nfl-record-holders
http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/
http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/years.aspx
http://www.sportsattic.com/araig/NflRulesHistory.
htm
http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/alphabetical.
aspx

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