How Long Is the Halftime in Football?

In the NFL, the length of halftime is 12 minutes. In some cases such as the Super Bowl the halftime may be slightly longer.

The length of half-time in college football in the United States is 20 minutes. The half-time duration does not change in NCAA football.

Half-time began as a way to give players a short break from game play. Half-time is also an intermission for fans and provides some form of entertainment.

An NFL football game is divided into four periods. Each period has a length of 15 minutes and 2-minute breaks between periods. An official clock is used to track game time.