Catching the Ball

Are your hands big enough to become an NFL Quarterback or Receiver?

You might think that these things are unimportant compared with the talent and athleticism needed to become a professional football player. In fact, it would be very difficult to throw, catch, control the ball, block or tackle with small hands and short arms. So, in terms of football, size does matter.

Handspan Facts:

World Record: 12.0″ The widest hand span is 12inches (30.48cm) belonging to Sultan Kösen (Turkey) and was measured in the Guinness World Records office, London, UK on 7 May 2010.
Biggest NFL: 11.37″
Average Football Player(desirable): 9.0″
Average Wide Receiver*: 9.3″
Average Quaterback*: 9.4″
Average Joe: 8.0″

How to measure your Handspan: The hand is placed palm down on a flat surface. The fingers are outstretched as far as possible. Measure the linear distance between the outside of the thumb to the outside of the little finger. Click for more details 

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