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1) Who was the first player drafted in the first NFL draft in 1936?


Jay Berwanger was the top selection in the first-ever NFL draft (1936). Originally drafted by Philadelphia, his rights were sold to Bears coach George Halas. But his asking price of $25,000 for two seasons was too high, and he never signed a contract--instead taking a job as a foam-rubber salesman. He died of lung cancer in 2002.

2) What player led the NFL with 27 rushing touchdowns in 2003?


In 2003, Priest Holmes played a vital role in the Kansas City Chiefs 9-0 start and franchise best 13-3 season as he set a new NFL record with 27 touchdowns.

3) What team won the first night football game ever played?


Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics, managed by Connie Mack, and the Philadelphia Phillies formed professional football teams in 1902, joining the Pittsburgh Stars in the first attempt at a pro football league, named the National Football League. The Athletics won the first night football game ever played, 39-0 over the Kanaweola Athletic Club at Elmira, New York, November 21, 1902.

4) In 1993, what NFL team made off-season trades for Joe Montana and Marcus Allen?


The Kansas City Chiefs traded for Joe Montana and Marcus Allen in 1993. They would go on to post a record of 11-5 that year, just missing the Super Bowl when they lost to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game.

5) What team was originally named the New York Titans?


New York's original AFL team was called the Titans. When Sonny Werblin took over the franchise in 1963, he changed the team name to the New York Jets to reflect the modern approach of his team and the star-studded performances he hoped his team would produce.

6) What year was the sudden-death overtime period adopted by the NFL?


Sweeping rules changes were adopted by the NFL in 1974 to add action and tempo to games: one sudden-death overtime period was added for preseason and regular-season games; the goal posts were moved from the goal line to the end lines; kickoffs were moved from the 40- to the 35-yard line; after missed field goals from beyond the 20, the ball was to be returned to the line of scrimmage; restrictions were placed on members of the punting team to open up return possibilities; roll-blocking and cutting of wide receivers was eliminated; the extent of downfield contact a defender could have with an eligible receiver was restricted; the penalties for offensive holding, illegal use of the hands, and tripping were reduced from 15 to 10 yards; and wide receivers blocking back toward the ball within three yards of the line of scrimmage were prevented from blocking below the waist.

7) How many weeks did the regular NFL season last in 1992?


In 1992, NFL teams played their 16 game regular-season schedule over 18 weeks for the only time in leauge history.

8) What team won 3 Super Bowls in the 1990s?


The Dallas Cowboys were the only team in the 1990s to win three Super Bowls, claiming Super Bowl XXVII (1993), XXVIII (1994), and XXX (1996). The Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers each won two Super Bowls during the 1990s.

9) How many games made up the NFL regular season schedule in 1982?


The 1982 NFL season was reduced from a 16-game schedule to a 9-game schedule as the result of a 57 day players' strike.

10) Who was the first player to rush for 1000 yards in a season?


Beattie Feathers, of the Chicago Bears, rushed for 1004 yards in 1934. Remarkably, he did it in only 119 carries, giving him an amazing 8.4 yards per carry average!

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