Golden Football Magazine
How Well Do You Know the Rules?

Which of these statements are true about the opening coin toss in the National Football League?

  1. Only the referee need be present for the toss.
  2. The referee must confirm the choice of the visiting captain (heads or tails) before flipping the coin.
  3. If the coin lands on its edge (as on a muddy or snow-covered field), the referee must reflip it.
  4. If the coin lands on a player's school, the flip counts.

Football Quiz
Match each school with its home field or stadium.
  1. Clemson
  2. Florida
  3. Missouri
  4. South Carolina
  5. Texas
  6. Utah
  1. Faurot Field
  2. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
  3. Darrell K. Royal Stadium
  4. Frank Howard Field
  5. Rice-Eccles Stadium
  6. Williams-Brice Stadium