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What are the White Numbers in Football?

The white numbers in football are large white numbers on the field placed every ten yards. The numbers denote the yardage distance to the nearest goal line, starting at midfield at the 50 yard line. The numbers are ordered by 10, so on either side of the 50 yard line is the 40 yard line, then the 30 yard line, and so on. The numbers end at the 10 yard line 10 yards from either goal line.

Next to each number on the field is a small arrow which points to the nearest goal line, except the 50 yard line which is the middle of the field.

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