NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY
On the first Friday in November, express your fandom for your favorite professional players on National Jersey Friday by wearing your team’s jersey!
Every weekend during the fall, football fever sweeps the nation, from youth leagues to the professional ranks. Fans from all over the country gather to support their favorite players and teams, sparking a sense of community built upon childhood memories, fantasy football leagues and age-old rivalries and traditions.
On this holiday, everyone has the unique opportunity to ignite a new tradition by wearing their favorite player’s jersey to school, work and at home. Gear up and celebrate Jersey Friday!
HOW TO OBSERVE JERSEY FRIDAY
Sport your favorite professional player’s jersey! Show your spirit by using #JerseyFriday to post on social media with you and your friends.
Try these other fun ways to celebrate:
- Host a player look-alike contest.
- Make your own jersey using fabric paints and colored markers.
- Share your pictures and videos from local events.
HISTORY NATIONAL JERSEY FRIDAY
The National Football League Players Association founded National Jersey Friday to bring fans together on a single day in November and celebrate by wearing their favorite football player’s jersey.
In 2016, the Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on the first Friday in November, annually.
Q. When did athletes start wearing uniforms?
A. Athletes wear uniforms so they can be identified as a member of their team. Soccer is one of the oldest sports played in the world. It is also one of the first sports to start using matching uniforms.
Q. What is the line of scrimmage in football?
A. The line of scrimmage is where play ended on the previous play and where the ball will be placed for the next play. Players from the opposing teams line up on either side of this imaginary line and cannot cross it until the ball is snapped.
Q. How many players are allowed on the field in football?
A. In professional, college and most high school gridiron games, each team fields 11 players. However, smaller schools will play 9-man or 8-man football when school size negates fielding 11 players.
Q. How many yards are there between the end zones in football?
A. There are 100 yards between the end zones in football. The end zones add an extra 10 yards to the field at either end.
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