Slam Dunks in Football?

Dec 21, 2012

Edwards Family

Goal Post

Ever see an NFL player dunk the football over field goal post after a touchdown?

Ever wonder how high that goal post is....?
While watching a football game yesterday, we had this wonder, so we wanted to find out. We did a little bit of research and here is what we found:
Well, it is 10 feet high at the crossbar. So, the player is jumping just as high as a basketball goal, but an NFL player is carrying 20 pounds of extra equipment and padding.
Here a few of the wonders from Wonderopolis about sports:

#336 Are Footballs Really Made of Pigskin? #183 What is a Slam Dunk? #126 What is so Super about Super Bowl Sunday?



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