The average number of black players in the National Football League as of 2014 is approximately 67 percent. There are representations of almost every race in the NFL, but African-American's make up the largest percentage.
The black players are most commonly found in the positions of wide receiver, running back, fullback, defensive end and linebacker. While there are a high number of black players in the sport, there are relatively few black coaches. Approximately six percent of the coaches in the NFL are black. These numbers can change at any time with players being traded, released, placed on injured reserve or retiring. Another notable figure regarding the race of NFL players is the number of unsportsmanlike conduct calls. Black players receive 92 percent of these calls compared to white players.Learn More
In the National Football League, the term "waived" refers to cutting a player from the team with four seasons or less experience. The term "released" refers to cutting a veteran with more than four years accrued experience.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 >
Even though the National Football League is considered to be a nonprofit organization, only the league's office is officially tax-exempt. All 32 teams in the NFL pay taxes.Full Answer >
The Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals are tied for the oldest teams in the National Football League, although both have experienced name changes. As of 2014, they are the only founding teams left in the league.Full Answer >