Football Trivia Facts at gamerisms
Football Trivia Facts history was made with a total of 71,838 yards by
Brett Favre who
holds the record for most yards thrown in a single career.
Let’s continue with more of those outstanding records.
Trivia Facts to Facts Central
- Game Records: Football Trivia
- With a total of 18,355 yards, Emmitt Smith holds the record for
most rushing yards in a single career.
- LaDanian Tomlinson had a record 28 rushing touchdowns in 2006. He
also scored three receiving touchdowns, for a record-breaking 31
touchdowns in a single season by a non-quarterback player.
- In 2007, Tom Brady set the record when he completed 50 touchdown
passes in a single season.
- Ernie Nevers, a fullback for the Chicago Cardinals, set the
record for individual points in a single game on November 28, 1929,
when the Cardinals played the Chicago Bears. Nevers scored six
touchdowns and kicked for four extra points.
- Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys was in the record books for
his 99-year run from scrimmage in 1983.
- Super Bowl Records: Football Trivia
- Jerry Rice has scored the most touchdowns at 7 in three Super
- Mike Lodish has played the most Super Bowls at 6, four with
Buffalo and two with Denver.
- The Pac-10 and SEC have a player named MVP the most times at 6.
- Twelve MVPs are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
- Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young of the 49ers have all
been awarded Most Valuable Player.
- Football Feats: Football Trivia Facts
- Dan Marino is the only quarterback to throw for over 40
touchdowns in two different seasons (1984 and 1986).
- The Chicago Bears have had the most regular season wins (712) and
combined regular and postseason wins (729).
- Three pro football players have won the Triple Crown awarded to
those who have attained three individual statistical championships in
one year: Sammy Baugh in 1943, Steve Van Buren in 1945 and Bill Dudley
in 1946. One of the little known football trivia facts that, back then,
it was not unusual for a player to take both offensive and defensive
positions in a single game.
- Philadelphia Eagle’s Chuck Bednarik was the last ironman to play both offensive and
defensive positions in a single game.
In 1960, he played 58.5 out of 60 minutes against the Packers, leaving
the field only for his team’s kickoffs.
- The Green Bay Packers have won more championship games (13) than
any other pro football team.
- Football Memories: Football Trivia
- In 1892, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger was paid $500 by the
Allegheny Athletic Association to play against the Pittsburgh Athletic
Club, making him the first person to be paid to play football.
- The Father of Football,
Walter Camp, was a clock salesman.
- Quarterbacks and kickers always wear numbers between one and 19
on their jerseys.
- The first televised pro football game took place on October 22,
1939. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers 23-14.
- The first Monday Night Football game was between the New York
Jets and the Cleveland Browns on September 21, 1970. The Browns won
- The coldest game played in the NFL occurred in Green Bay, WI, on
December 31, 1967. It was -13°F, with a wind chill of -48°F.
- George Blanda retired at age 48, making history as the oldest
person to play in the NFL.
- The 1972 Miami Dolphins is the only NFL team to win every one of
its games in the regular season and postseason. They finished the year
- The highest scoring game in NFL history occurred on November 27,
1966, when the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 72-41.
- Football Bits: Football Trivia Facts
- There are 335 documented sets of brothers who have played pro
- Y.A. Tittle, the superb quarterback was born with the unique name
of Yelberton Abraham.
- Frank Gifford received a second bust for broadcasting in the Pro
Football Hall of Fame.
- The NBA Coach of the Year trophy is named after Red Auerbach.
- The first professional football team to sport an insignia on
their helmets was the Los Angeles Rams in 1950, who hand painted yellow
horns on their blue leather helmets.
- Players’ names first appeared on the backs of NFL jerseys in the
- Superbowl Games: Football Trivia
- No NFL team has ever played the Super Bowl on its own home field.
- No Super Bowl game has ever gone into overtime play.
- No Super Bowl has ever ended in a shutout.
- Six teams have lost the final game of the regular season and
still won the Super Bowl.
- No network footage exists of Super Bowl I. It was taped over,
supposedly for a soap opera.
- The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won the past
- The team to score first has won 25 of 36 Super Bowls The team
leading at the end of the third quarter has won 31 of 36 Super Bowls.
- The longest field goal in Super Bowl history was by Steve
Christie. Christie hit a 54-yarder in the first quarter of Super Bowl
XXVIII vs. Dallas. Jason Elam has the second-longest field goal of 51
- Superbowl Teams and Players: Football
- The Dallas Cowboys have scored the most points (221); the Denver
Broncos have allowed the most (206).
- The Dolphins are the only team that failed to score a touchdown
in a Super Bowl game.
- The first Super Bowl was played in 1967. The Green Bay Packers of
the National Football League defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the
American Football League, 35-to-10.
- The Los Angeles Rams had the most losses at 7 of any team to play
in the Super Bowl.
- The only team to win back-to-back Super Bowls under different
head coaches are the San Francisco 49ers. They won Super Bowl XXIII
under legendary coach Bill Walsh and the next year returned to victory
under George Seifert.
- Superbowl Flashes: Football Trivia
- Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day
after US Thanksgiving.
- Dan Reeves, Mike Ditka and Tony Dungy have appeared in the Super
Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach.
- In Super Bowl XLI, 2007, both Tony Dungy of the Colts and Lovie
Smith of the Bears made history as the first African-Americans to coach
a Super Bowl.
- One MVP, Washington's Mark Rypien, was born in Canada.
- The 33 MVPs have been born in 19 states.
- The NFL pays for up to 150 rings for the winning Super Bowl team
at $5,000+ apiece and 150 pieces of jewelry for the losing Super Bowl
team, each to cost up to half the price of the Super Bowl ring.
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