How Long Does an American Football Game Last?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 5:26:15 PM ET
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Professional and college football games last for 60 minutes, divided into two 30-minute halves and four 15-minute quarters. High school football games last for 48 minutes, divided into two 24-minute halves with four 12-minute quarters. There is one halftime break and shorter breaks after the first and third quarters of the game.

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