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As of 2014, only one death has occurred on the field during a National Football League game. In 1971, Detroit Lions wide receiver Chuck Hughes collapsed after a play and died of a heart attack.


As of the start of the 2014 NFL season, Indianapolis Colts placekicker Adam Vinatieri is the oldest active player in the league at 41. The kicker, who turns 42 on Dec. 28, 2014, signed a two-year contract with the Colts in March 2014. The record for the oldest player in...


NFL players are big in terms of both height and weight, with the average player height running 6 feet 4 inches. Players can be as tall as 6 feet 8 inches and as short as 6 feet. It's unlikely for an NFL player to weigh less than 250 pounds.


For the 2014-2015 season, the minimum salary in the National Football League is $420,000 for a rookie. Salaries of NFL players can vary considerably. Highly valued players may earn in excess of one million dollars per year, and a few players even earn more than $10 mill...


The average number of black players in the National Football League is approximately 70 percent. There are representations of almost every race in the NFL, but African-American's make up the largest percentage.


As of 2013, the average salary of an NFL player is $1.9 million. Seventy percent of the players in the NFL, who also happen to be between the ages of 22 and 27, make less than the league average.


National Football League players get paid every week during the regular season. There are 17 weeks in an NFL season. Players are also compensated for each playoff game for which their team qualifies, with greater compensation when they win. Players are not paid during t...