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Football 101. By: Julian Vega, Phil Nigro, Brendan Kennedy, Matt Stern. Background. In 1876 a good old jolly man named Walter Camp invented the great American sport known as Football Converted Rugby and Soccer into one sport The NFL also known as National Football League was formed in

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    1. Football 101 By: Julian Vega, Phil Nigro, Brendan Kennedy, Matt Stern

    2. Background • In 1876 a good old jolly man named Walter Camp invented the great American sport known as Football • Converted Rugby and Soccer into one sport • The NFL also known as National Football League was formed in 1920

    3. Rules of the Game • A football team needs 11 players in order to play a game • Each team tries to get the ball in the other opponents end zone in order to gain points • A team consist of 3 groups, offense, defense and special teams

    4. Objectives • The point of the game is to get more points than the opposing team • The offense tries to get into the end zone by running the ball with a running back or throwing the ball to a receiver • The defense tries to stop the opposing team’s offense by tackling the player with the ball

    5. Offense • The center hikes the ball to the quarterback • He can either hand in off to the running back or throw it to the wide receiver • The wide receiver catches the ball and tries to get to the end zone before getting tackled • They offense has four downs to get a first down, which is ten yards • If they do not get the first they turn the ball over to the other team

    6. Defense • The defense tries to defend their end zone • They try to stop the offense from getting first downs or touchdowns • They need to tackle the offense of player who’s knee must touch the ground in order to be down

    7. Special Teams • To begin a football game you must kick off the ball to the other team • The receiving part of the special teams consist of a kick returner and blockers • The team kicking off consist of a kicker and the remaining players run down the field to tackle the kick returner

    8. Special team cont… • Special teams also punt the ball and kick the extra point • A punter punts the football when the offense doesn’t gain a first down • Same concept of kick off, the punter kicks the ball and the remaining players stop the returner from gaining yards • After scoring a touch down, the kicker has to kick a extra point through the field goal post from the 10 yard line

    9. Works Cited • Bellis, Mary. "History of Football." Inventors. 2007. About.com. 18 Oct 2007 <http://inventors.about.com/od/fstartinventions/a/HistoryFootball.htm>. • "Football Rules." Football. 1995. Think Quest. 18 Oct 2007 <http://library.thinkquest.org/C0130702/footballrules.html>. • "Beginner's Guide to Football." Rule Book. 2007. NFL. 18 Oct 2007 <http://www.citationmachine.net/index.php?source=14&callstyle=1&all=#here>.