How Many Yards Wide Is A Football Field?

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How many yards wide is a football field?

A traditional football field is 53 ⅓ yards (160 feet) wide. Unlike other sports, these dimensions of the football field are uniform across all age and league levels of the sport, including high school, college, and in the NFL. This large width leaves plenty of room for players like wide receivers to line up at a distance from the offensive line, and also allows plenty of space for wide receivers to run various routes in an attempt to get open.

NFL Field

An NFL football field is also one-hundred and twenty (120) yards long and one-hundred and sixty (160) feet wide. From one goal line to the other, the field is one-hundred (100) yards long. After taking into account both end zones, which are 10 yards deep each, the total length of the field is one-hundred and twenty (120) yards. Due to the large size of the field, players should have excellent cardiovascular skills, because with a long field comes constant running.