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American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron football or simply gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

American football evolved in the United States, originating from the sports of association football and rugby football. The first game of American football was played on November 6, 1869, between two college teams, Rutgers and Princeton, under rules based on the association football rules of the time. During the latter half of the 1870s, colleges playing association football switched to the Rugby Union code, which allowed carrying the ball. A set of rule changes drawn up from 1880 onward by Walter Camp, the "Father of American Football", established the snap, eleven-player teams, and the concept of downs; later rule changes legalized the forward pass, created the neutral zone, and specified the size and shape of the football.

American football as a whole is the most popular sport in the United States. The most popular forms of the game are professional and college football, with the other major levels being high school and youth football. As of 2012, nearly 1.1 million high school athletes and 70,000 college athletes play the sport in the United States annually, almost all of them men, with a few exceptions. The National Football League, the most popular American football league, has the highest average attendance of any professional sports league in the world; its championship game, the Super Bowl, ranks among the most-watched club sporting events in the world, and the league has an annual revenue of around US$10 billion.

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Branden
Smith



Thomas
Davis



Patrick
Chung



Kyle
Adams




Kris
Adams




Mike
Adams




Joseph
Addai




David
Akers




Derek
Akunne




Lorenzo
Alexander




Alvester
Alexander




Charles
Ali




Armando
Allen




Beau
Allen




Aundrae
Allison




Kiko
Alonso




Anthony
Alridge




Danny
Amendola




Deon
Anderson




Bryan
Anderson




Derek
Anderson




David
Anderson




Shane
Andrus




Dri
Archer




Adrian
Arrington




Miles
Austin




Jason
Avant




Donnie
Avery




Dallas
Baker




Jonathan
Baldwin




Doug
Baldwin




Lance
Ball




Jake
Ballard




Vick
Ballard




Marion
Barber




Richard
Bartel




Connor
Barth




Connor
Barwin




Baron
Batch




Charlie
Batch




Arnaz
Battle




Zach
Bauman




Shawn
Bayes




Will
Beatty




Larry
Beavers




Anthony
Becht




John
Beck




Travis
Beckum




Mike
Bell




Le\'Veon
Bell




Joique
Bell




Jones,



Tim
Benford




Kelvin
Benjamin




Martellus
Bennett




Cedric
Benson




Troy
Bergeron




Brock
Berlin




Montez
Billings




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