What is the diameter of a size 5 football?


Quick Answer

The diameter of a size 5 football is 20 3/4 to 21 1/4 inches in the middle and 27 3/4 to 28 1/2 inches lengthwise. This diameter may vary depending on the brand of football used and the age group that the game is for.

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A football contains a set of laces in the middle of the ball to give the quarterback a better grip when making a pass. This ball is tossed and rotated at an acute angle to initiate a spin called a spiral. This increases the rotation so that the ball does not wobble in the air.

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