Player Bios for the NFL and College Football

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Football

When Bradbury Robinson of St. Louis University threw an oval-shaped ball to teammate Jack Schneider in 1906, he not only completed the first forward pass in history, he created an American sensation. A century later, football is the largest spectator sport in the United States, with the Super Bowl drawing in excess of 90 million television viewers annually. As one would expect, there are quality football Web sites in every nook of cyberspace, offering everything from rules and regulations to team and player information for nearly every conceivable level of competition. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

The National Football League

Information on the National Football League (NFL) is about as plentiful as sun in the Sahara. Not ... read more »

NFL Statistics and Fantasy Football Information

Although most of the major pro football sites offer at least a rudimentary look at the numbers, ... read more »

Player Bios for the NFL and College Football

Football player biographies usually fall into one of two categories: informational or statistical. But the best sites will feature both. Check out each player's team site, as well as those listed below.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Biographical information on current NCAA and NFL players is plentiful, and most search engine queries are fruitful, providing decent sources of information.
  • Try to be precise in your keyword searches for past and present players, especially if you are looking for information on a specific event. For example, if you are interested in Adam "Pacman" Jones' (growing) criminal record, a search using "pacman jones criminal record" is a good way to start. In general, the most effective way to conduct an Internet search is to think of it as an inverted funnel, whereby one starts with a narrow scope of inquiry that grows broader as needs dictate.
  • In instances where a player has a common name, like John Smith, for example, try adding more information to your search, i.e., "John Smith Baylor college football player."

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NFL Video, Audio and Podcasts

At one time, free NFL audio/video game feeds were plentiful; now, they're about as common as ... read more »

NFL Blogs

Blogs are a great source of information on football and the NFL, and are usually monitored more ... read more »

Professional and College Football Merchandise

NFL and college football merchandise is everywhere: sporting good stores, department stores, street ... read more »

NFL and College Football Tickets

Like finding NFL and NCAA merchandise, finding an NFL or NCAA ticket vendor is like finding a ... read more »

NCAA Football Information

Prior to the 1950s, college football was the preeminent source of football fun in America. The ... read more »

NCAA Statistics

At least for Division I-A and Division I-AA squads, finding college football individual and team ... read more »

College Football Video, Audio, Podcasts and Blogs

Luckily, many college football teams still have free audio and video of their games available to ... read more »

Different Football Leagues

NFL and NCAA football are, obviously, just the tip of the gridiron iceberg. There are peewee ... read more »

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