End zone

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In Gridiron Football, the end zone is the area between the goal line and the end line of the field. In American football this is 10 yards deep, in Canadian football it is 20 yards.

The aim of the offense is to get the ball into the opponent's end zone. The goal line, which separates the end zone from the playing field, is drawn 20 cm thick, while the other boundary lines are only 10 cm thick. The goal is behind the end zone. In the four corners of the end zone there are red or orange colored pylons , which should make it easier for the referees to decide whether a player is inside or outside the end zone. Under NCAA rules, a player is out of bounds if he touches a pylon. This was also the case in the National Football League until 2001 ; it was not until 2002 that the rules were changed so that when you touch the pylons you are still in bounds .

Web links

Wiktionary: Endzone  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. 2018 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations: Rule 1, Section 2, Article 6 online (PDF)
  2. 2018 NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations: Rule 4, Section 2, Article 1, Point C online (PDF)
  3. Mike Pereira, Rick Jaffe: After Further Review: My Life Including the Infamous, Controversial, and Unforgettable Calls That Changed the NFL . Triumph Books, 2016, ISBN 978-1-63319-590-5 , 2002: SEVEN RULES CHANGED.