American rules football is a team sport played in the United States which is commonly referred to as football in US and Canada and is famously known as “gridiron football” or simply “gridiron”. The sport is played on a rectangular field with goal posts at the endby two teams of eleven players each with an oval-shaped ball.
The sport was originated in the United States and is the combination of association football and rugby. It is also the most popular game of the country whereas, professional and college football are the two most popular forms of the sport.
The game is played between two teams of eleven players each with any number of substitutions that can be availed between downs. The players are positioned in offensive, defensive and special team squads and are designated with a uniform number anywhere between 1 and 99.
Offensive Unit- The objective of the offensive unit is to put the football down the opponent’s field with the ultimate motive of scoring a touchdown.
Defensive Unit- Their role is to prevent the offensive unit from scoring the goal by tackling the carrier of the ball or by the forcing overturns.
The game is played on a rectangular field measuring 360 feet in length and 120 feet in width with goal posts at each end which are 10 feet long and 18 feet 6 inches wide. The end zones are 10 yards deep with a 6 feet end line border that indicates the back of the end zone.
The team benches are placed along the restraining line between the 30 yards markers.
An American football J.J Watt is a famous player who plays for the Houstan Texas at the defensive end position. Watt has been awarded as the AP NFL Player of the Year Award Thrice in his first five career seasons.