The "C" on an NFL player's jersey indicates that he is a team captain. While teams have internally named team captains for years, the league started officially recognizing them in 2007, allowing up to six players per team to wear the captain's "C" on their jerseys.Know More
The "C" patch also includes a series of stars underneath the letter that indicates the number of years a player has held the position. For each additional year of service as a captain, one star is filled in gold.
Some teams choose not to use the NFL's system, so their players don't wear the "C" patch. These teams appoint their own captains using an internal system, such as naming different captains on a week-to-week basis.Learn more about American Football
As of 2014, there are white running backs in the NFL. They include Rex Burkhead of the Cincinnati Bengals, James Develin of the New England Patriots, Toby Gerhart of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Peyton Hillis of the New York Giants, Collin Mooney of the Tennessee Titans, Chase Reynolds of the St. Louis Rams and Danny Woodhead of the San Diego Chargers.Full Answer >
As of 2014, the top four all-time rushing leaders in the National Football League are Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton, Barry Sanders and Curtis Martin. All four have all been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Full Answer >
According to calculations by the NFL Players Association, the chances that any high school football player makes it to the NFL are about 0.2 percent. This percentage is based on the statistic that only about 215 out of 100,000 high school seniors who play football every year make it to the NFL. Only about 9,000 people of the original 100,000 make it to play at the college level.Full Answer >
The break between the first and second halves of a National Football League game, known as halftime, is typically 12 minutes. This break occurs between the second quarter and third quarter of the football game.Full Answer >