# Frequent question: How many feet is a football field long?

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## Is a football field 50 yards wide?

A football field is 100 yards long and 50 yards wide.

## How many feet is 0 inches?

Inches to Feet table

Inches Feet
0 in 0.00 ft
1 in 0.08 ft
2 in 0.17 ft
3 in 0.25 ft

## Why is a football field 160 feet wide?

In the earliest days of football, the field was 420 feet long and 210 feet wide. Until 1881, the forward pass didn’t exist, so there were no end zones. In 1881, the length was reduced to 330 feet but the width wasn’t reduced to the usual 1:2 ratio, but to 160 feet rather than 165.

## When the center sends the ball to the quarterback this is called?

Camp refined the scrimmage (a term borrowed from rugby), a play whereby the center puts the ball into play by sending it to the quarterback. In addition, Camp introduced the role of the quarterback, now considered the most exciting position on the team.

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