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1. Sidelines and end lines are out of bounds. The
goal line is actually in the end zone. A player
with the ball in his possession scores a touchdown
when the ball is on, above, or over the goal line.
2. The field is rimmed by a white border, six feet
wide, along the sidelines. All of this is out of
3. The hashmarks (inbound lines) are 70 feet, 9
inches from each sideline.
4. Goal posts must be single-standard type, offset
from the end line and painted bright gold. The goal
posts must be 18 feet, 6 inches wide and the top
face of the crossbar must be 10 feet above the ground.
Vertical posts extend at least 30 feet above the
crossbar. A ribbon 4 inches by 42 inches long is
to be attached to the top of each post. The actual
goal is the plane extending indefinitely above the
crossbar and between the outer edges of the posts.
5. The field is 360 feet long and 160 feet wide.
The end zones are 30 feet deep. The line used in
try-for-point plays is two yards out from the goal
6. Chain crew members and ball boys must be uniformly
7. All clubs must use standardized sideline markers.
Pylons must be used for goal line and end line markings.
8. End zone markings and club identification at
50 yard line must be approved by the Commissioner
to avoid any confusion as to delineation of goal
lines, sidelines, and end lines.