How Many Football Player Are A Team - Fun Facts About Football

How Many Football Player Are A Team - Fun Facts About Football

How Many Football Players Are On a Team?

In a football game, there are eleven players from each team on the field at a time. Teams also have a limited number of players on their roster, depending on the league's rules in which they compete.

At the college level, teams can have 105 players on their roster. Only 53 active players are on the roster in the NFL, with only 47 actually eligible to play on game day.

The reason for the difference in rostered players between the two leagues is that the NFL uses practice teams. Practice squads consist of players under contract with the team who only participate in practices, but they can potentially be called up to the roster.

There are also some 7-on-7 leagues where the teams consist of a Center, a Quarterback, and five other eligible receivers. Also, in flag football—a low contact version of the sport—teams can consist of 5 to 9 players, depending on the league.


How many Professional and College Football Teams Are There?

Currently, in the National Football League, there are 32 teams broken into the following 8 divisions:

AFC East

Buffalo Bills

Miami Dolphins

New England Patriots

New York Jets


AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers


AFC South

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Tennessee Titans


AFC West

Denver Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers


NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

New York Giants

Philadelphia Eagles

Washington Football Team


NFC North

Chicago Bears

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Minnesota Vikings


NFC South

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

New Orleans Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers


NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

Los Angeles Rams

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks


In college football in the United States, there are currently 130 division one NCAA teams broken into 10 conferences, with a few independent teams and nearly 900 other college teams spanning across five different divisions. The 10 division one conferences are:

 Division 1 Conferences:


American Athletic

Big 12

Big Ten




PAC -12


Sun Belt