Football End Zones

Chapter 4.1

We've learned about the end zones when we discussed the field. Let's learn more about the end zones and their importance with scoring points in football.

The End Zones

We've learned in past chapters about the end zones.

Rookie Road Football End Zone Image

The end zones are important to know because of the following:

  • All scoring happens here
  • Each team gets one to defend

End Zone Dimensions

Each end zone measures 10 yards long. Combined with the field of play, which is 100-yds long, the entire length of a football field is 120 yards.

Rookie Road Football End Zone Dimensions Image

Learn more about the dimensions on a football field here.

End Zone Lines

We've also learned in past chapters about the lines on a football field. The end zones are made up of three types of lines:

Rookie Road Football End Zone Lines Image

You can learn more about the lines on a football field here.

Scoring Points

All scoring happens in the end zones and each team gets one to defend. Here are all the ways a team can score points in football.

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