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Football, also called American Football, is a team sport consisting of two teams each of which can have 11 players on the field at any given time.

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when a ball carrier is tackled in his own end zone after bringing the ball there under his own power; the defense earns 2 points and receives a free kick from the offenses own 20-yard line.


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a tackle of the quarterback behind his line of scrimmage.


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A freshman or first-year player in the NFL.

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a designation given to a college player who did not play in any games during a particular year due to injury or coach's choice; such a player is permitted to practice with the team during that season ...


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an attempt by a player who has just caught an interception, punt, or kickoff to advance the ball the other way.


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evasive movements by a quarterback to avoid being sacked.

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the imaginary area between the defense's 20-yard line and its goal line from which the offense is most likely to score points.

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