Wikipedia:WikiProject American football

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Welcome to the American football WikiProject. We are a group dedicated to improving the coverage of topics related to American football on Wikipedia. If you would like to join us, please add your name to the members.

(For more information on WikiProjects, please see Wikipedia:WikiProject and the Guide to WikiProjects).

Project descriptionEdit


  • To provide guidelines and recommendations for articles that describe all aspects of American football.
  • To improve Wikipedia's coverage of American football by creating, expanding, and maintaining such articles.
  • To serve as the central point of discussion for issues related to American football in Wikipedia.
  • Clean-up, merge, wikify, create images for, expand, merge and otherwise improve the individual articles dealing with the subjects above
  • Create and use good graphics for display within articles.
    • Acceptable images include originally drawn graphics and public-domain photos.

Side goals

  • creating user boxes for project members
  • creating a stub template
  • getting more editors involved in the project
  • submitting project for review process

Focus points

  • plays
  • formations
  • schemes
  • philosophies
  • positions
  • other general strategy points



Guidelines for style, format and organization of the articles to be included in this project have yet to be decided. Please see the talk page to join the discussion on this. Once a general consensus is reached there, those guidelines should be moved here.


Open tasksEdit

  • The primary task now is to decide the direction for this project, and establish a set of guidelines as to WHAT this project will work on and HOW we will format articles, categories, etc. This discussion is happening on the talk page. Once a consensus is reached there, a to-do list can be developed.
  • Diagrams (in .PNG format) are currently being uploaded for formations, plays, and positions. Check out: Formation (American football) for examples. Please make comments on the talk page.


If you want to get involved in this project, please add your name to the list of members. There is a userbox available for members of this project. Please feel free to put this on your userpage by adding {{User WikiProject American football}}. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the userbox, you may add [[Category:WikiProject American football members|{{PAGENAME}}]] to the end of your user page.


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Proposed deletions

  • 27 Jun 2022 – History of the Arena Football League in Milwaukee (talk · edit · hist) was PRODed by Reywas92 (t · c): Similar to Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/History of the Arena Football League in Denver and Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/History of the Arena Football League in Detroit, this is largely a copy-paste of whole sections from the respective teams&#3 ...

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Related projectsEdit

WikiProject American football is one of the United States WikiProjects.

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