Football Trivia Questions

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    Football Trivia

    Trivia about all things football including the NFL and college football.

Touchdown Worth 6 Points

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What was the first season that a touchdown was worth 6 points?

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From 1892 to 1898, a touchdown was worth 4 points. From 1898 to 1911, a touchdown was worth 5 points. Starting with the 1912 season, a touchdown was worth 6 points.

NFL’s First Night Game

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When was the NFL’s first night game played?

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The first night game in NFL history was played on November 6, 1929 between the Providence Steam Rollers and the Chicago Cardinals. It was a makeup for a rained out game and was played at Kinsley Park Stadium in Providence, Rhode Island.

First Linebacker to Win Super Bowl MVP

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Who was the first linebacker to be selected as the Super Bowl most valuable player (MVP)?

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Linebacker Chuck Howley of the Dallas Cowboys turned in a two interception and fumble recovery performance to be selected as the MVP for Super Bowl V in 1971. Interestingly Dallas lost that Super Bowl to Baltimore 16 to 13. It is to date the only Super Bowl in which the MVP was awarded to a member of the losing team.

Super Bowl First Points

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Who scored the first points in Super Bowl history?

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The first points scored in a Super Bowl came in the 1st quarter of Super Bowl I. They were scored by reserve receiver Max McGee on a 37 yard touchdown pass from Bart Starr.

Super Bowl MVP Wide Receivers

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Quarterbacks typically win the Super Bowl’s MVP award. Wide receivers do, however, occasionally win the Super Bowl MVP award. Through the 2015 Super Bowl 6 wide receivers have been the MVP of the Super Bowl. Name those 6 Super Bowl MVP wide receivers.

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The six wide receivers to be named Super Bowl MVP are:

  1. 1976 (Super Bowl X): Lynn Swann of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. 1977 (Super Bowl XI): Fred Biletnikoff of the Oakland Raiders
  3. 1989 (Super Bowl XXIII): Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers
  4. 2005 (Super Bowl XXXIX): Deion Branch of the New England Patriots
  5. 2006 (Super Bowl XL): Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers
  6. 2009 (Super Bowl XLIII): Santonio Holmes of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Alabama First Football National Championship

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When was the first time that Alabama won an NCAA football national championship?

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The Alabama Crimson Tide football team won their first national championship in 1925. The College Football Researchers Association (CFRA), the Helms Athletic Foundation (HAF), National Championship Foundation (NCF) all selected Alabama as the national champion for the 1925 season.

See: Championship History

Fastest Super Bowl Score

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What was the fastest score in Super Bowl history?

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In Super Bowl XLVIII (2014) the Seattle Seahawks scored on the first play of the game when the opening snap flew over Peyton Manning’s head and was recovered by Knowshon Moreno for a safety. The play took 12 seconds eclipsing the previous record of 14 seconds when Devin Hester scored for the Chicago Bears on the opening kickoff in Super Bowl XLI in 2007.

First Pro Bowl

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When and where was the first NFL Pro Bowl played?

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The first NFL Pro Bowl was played on January 14, 1951 (for the 1950 season) in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In that game the American Conference defeated the National Conference 28-27. Prior to that, the first NFL All-Star game was played on January 15, 1939 (for the 1938 season) at Wrigley Field, Los Angeles. In that game the New York Giants defeated the Pro All-Stars 13-10. The first AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 24, 1971 (for the 1970 season) in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In that game, the NFC won 27-6.

Longest Interception Return for a Touchdown

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What is the NFL record for the longest interception return for a touchdown?

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The NFL record for the longest interception return for a touchdown is 108 yards for a 2008 pick-6 by Baltimore’s Ed Reed of Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb. He beat his own previous NFL record of 106 yards for an interception returned for a touchdown.

Most 400+ Yard Games Passing in a Career

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What National Football League (NFL) quarterback has the most games in which he passed for 400 or more yards?

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Peyton Manning (still active) holds the record for the most 400 yard passing games with 17. Drew Brees (still active) and Dan Marino are tied for second with 15.