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It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.
Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.
Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.
Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up.
The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.
Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.
Meet the people behind NFL Operations.
Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world.
Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
How television has changed the game.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
The inaugural analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.
Promoting the values of football.
Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.
Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”
Supporting the next generation of players and fans.
Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.
Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars.
A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.
Strengthening football and the community.
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Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.
“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”
The latest information from the NFL's officiating command center.
Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.
Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience.
NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.
The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.
The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.
Explore the official rules of the game.
The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms.
See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.
Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.
The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
A total of 242 high schools are represented by the 254 players selected in the 2019 NFL Draft. Twelve schools had multiple players drafted by NFL clubs.
Schools with multiple selections in the 2019 Draft:
|HIGH SCHOOL||TOTAL||PLAYERS (NFL TEAM/ROUND)|
|Allen (Allen, Texas)||3||Kyler Murray (Arizona/1); Greg Little (Carolina/2); Bobby Evans (Los Angeles Rams/3)|
|Cocoa (Cocoa, Fla.)||3||Jawaan Taylor (Jacksonville/2); Jamel Dean (Tampa Bay/3); Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (New Orleans/4)|
|Booker T. Washington (Tulsa, Okla.)||2||Justice Hill (Baltimore/4); Jordan Brailford (Washington/7)|
|Brighton (Salt Lake City, Utah)||2||Cody Barton (Seattle/3); Jackson Barton (Indianapolis/7)|
|Eden Prairie (Eden Prairie, Minn.)||2||Ryan Connelly (New York Giants/5); Blake Cashman (New York Jets/5)|
|IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)||2||Hjalte Froholdt (New England/4); Isaac Nauta (Detroit/7)|
|Miami Killian (Miami, Fla.)||2||Sheldrick Redwine (Cleveland/4); Jaquan Johnson (Buffalo/6)|
|Paradise Valley (Phoenix, Ariz.)||2||Ryan Finley (Cincinnati/4); Jordan Brown (Cincinnati/7)|
|Saint Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)||2||Nick Bosa (San Francisco/1); Jordan Scarlett (Carolina/5)|
|Wake Forest (Wake Forest, N.C.)||2||Dexter Lawrence (New York Giants/1); Bryce Love (Washington/4)|
|Wenonah (Birmingham, Ala.)||2||Quinnen Williams (New York Jets/1); Quincy Williams (Jacksonville/3)|
|Winton Woods (Cincinnati, Ohio)||2||Mike Edwards (Tampa Bay/3); David Long (Tennessee/6)|
Prior to the Draft, the NFL announced the creation of the NFL Legends Youth Advisory Committee to assist and guide efforts to preserve and grow youth and high school football.
“I love the game of football and want kids of all ages to have the opportunity to participate in it,” said committee member and NFL Legend Willie McGinest, who attended Long Beach (Calif.) Polytechnic, the same school as Baltimore Ravens’ fourth round-selection Iman Marshall.
“I joined the NFL Legends Youth Advisory Committee to help young people learn the game in the right way, with the proper coaching and guidance,” said McGinest. “By playing the game, kids also learn not only about football, but so much more — accountability, teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline and responsibility. It’s about skills and lessons they too can apply for the rest of their lives.”