Football Trivia

Football Trivia Facts history reports that with a total of 71,838 yards by Brett Favre, he holds the record for most yards thrown in a single career. Let’s continue with more of those outstanding records correct at the time of writing.

Game Records
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  1. With a total of 18,355 yards, Emmitt Smith holds the record for most rushing yards in a single career.
  2. 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.
  3. In 2007, Tom Brady set the record when he completed 50 touchdown passes in a single season.
  4. 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.
  5. Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys was in the record books for his 99-year run from scrimmage in 1983.

Super Bowl Records
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  1. Jerry Rice has scored the most touchdowns at 7 in three Super Bowls.
  2. Mike Lodish has played the most Super Bowls at 6, four with Buffalo and two with Denver.
  3. The Pac-10 and SEC have a player named MVP the most times at 6.
  4. Twelve MVPs are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  5. Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young of the 49ers have all been awarded Most Valuable Player.

Football Feats
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  1. Dan Marino is the only quarterback to throw for over 40 touchdowns in two different seasons (1984 and 1986).
  2. The Chicago Bears have had the most regular season wins (712) and combined regular and postseason wins (729).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The Green Bay Packers have won more championship games (13) than any other pro football team.

Football Memories
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  1. 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.
  2. The Father of Football, Walter Camp, was a clock salesman.
  3. Quarterbacks and kickers always wear numbers between one and 19 on their jerseys.
  4. The first televised pro football game took place on October 22, 1939. The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Brooklyn Dodgers 23-14.
  5. The first Monday Night Football game was between the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns on September 21, 1970. The Browns won 31-21.
  6. 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.
  7. George Blanda retired at age 48, making history as the oldest person to play in the NFL.
  8. 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 17-0.
  9. 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
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  1. There are 335 documented sets of brothers who have played pro football.
  2. Y.A. Tittle, the superb quarterback was born with the unique name of Yelberton Abraham.
  3. Frank Gifford received a second bust for broadcasting in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  4. The NBA Coach of the Year trophy is named after Red Auerbach.
  5. 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.
  6. Players’ names first appeared on the backs of NFL jerseys in the 1960's.

Superbowl Games
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  1. No NFL team has ever played the Super Bowl on its own home field.
  2. No Super Bowl game has ever gone into overtime play except 2017 game.
  3. No Super Bowl has ever ended in a shutout.
  4. Six teams have lost the final game of the regular season and still won the Super Bowl.
  5. No network footage exists of Super Bowl I. It was taped over, supposedly for a soap opera.
  6. The team leading at the end of the third quarter has won the past 13.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 yards.

Superbowl Teams and Players
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  1. The Dallas Cowboys have scored the most points (221); the Denver Broncos have allowed the most (206).
  2. The Dolphins are the only team that failed to score a touchdown in a Super Bowl game.
  3. 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.
  4. The Los Angeles Rams had the most losses at 7 of any team to play in the Super Bowl.
  5. 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
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  1. Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day after US Thanksgiving.
  2. Dan Reeves, Mike Ditka and Tony Dungy have appeared in the Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach and head coach.
  3. 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.
  4. One MVP, Washington's Mark Rypien, was born in Canada.
  5. The 33 MVPs have been born in 19 states.
  6. 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.