Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.
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 and Out.
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.
See the NFL personnel at every game, what they do and you can identify them.
How television has changed the game.
In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.
Upon further review…
It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.
The annual 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 the NFL brotherhood.
NFL Total Wellness assists players, Legends and their families before, during and after their playing experiences.
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 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.
A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.
The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.
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.
Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.
Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.
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Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.
Thirty-three NFL Legends and current players took part in the 13th annual NFL Player Engagement Broadcast Boot Camp April 1-4 at Bowling Green State University. Washington Redskins TE Vernon Davis, free agent Mark Sanchez and NFL Legend Brandon Flowers were among this year’s participants.
“We were thrilled to host a record number of participants this year in the longest running NFL Boot Camp to date, which speaks to the popularity of broadcasting careers among players,” said Arthur McAfee, NFL Senior Vice President of Player Engagement. “The high-quality training from the participating media faculty and the feedback the participants receive is an integral part of their unique transition into the evolving field of broadcasting. Player Engagement is honored to be part of that process.”
Each day of the program had a specific focus, including opportunities in sports radio and podcasts, studio show preparation and game analysis. Players received hands-on guidance and took part in mock press conferences, radio podcasts and production meetings.
In addition, six Broadcast Boot Camp graduates participated in the Advanced Broadcast Boot Camp. The advanced curriculum is designed for players who have previously completed Broadcast Boot Camp and want to enhance their training. Under the direction of veteran sports broadcaster James Brown, the participants received one-on-one coaching and feedback on their techniques as they further developed their skills.
“I chose to come back and attend the Advanced Broadcast Boot Camp because just like in football, you have to constantly practice and perfect your craft,” said Dallas Cowboys safety George Iloka. “This boot camp allowed me to practice under the supervision and coaching of some of the best broadcasters and analysts in the business.”
To date, more than 300 players have taken part in the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. The Broadcast Boot Camp is one of several career and professional development programs NFL Player Engagement offers to current players, Legends and their families.