What is the Crossbar in Football?

The crossbar in Football is the horizontal bar at the bottom of the upright goal posts on either end of the football field in the back of the endzones. During field goals and extra point attempts, the football must pass over the crossbar and between the upright posts of the goal for the attempt to count.

The goal post is made up of three parts: the base, the crossbar, and the uprights. The base is what holds the goal post up into the air. The base is situated at the back of either endzone. The crossbar is attached to the base and extends horizontally 18 feet. The uprights are at either end of the crossbar and, by rule, extend indefinitely upwards.

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