First down means you have four tries to get another first down or score points. Second down means you only have three tries to get another first down or score points before it's automatically turnover on downs. Additionally a first down is accomplished by progressing 10 yards.
In football, a first down is attained when an offensive team makes its first 10 yard goal. The offensive team has four tries to move the football 10 yards each try. Every time 10 yards is reached, it is a first down.
In football a team gets 4 tries to get a first down, but usually on the 4th try instead of going for it they kick it to give the other team a longer way to go to get a touchdown.
In American football, four. In Canadian football, three.
Four tries, or "downs". That rule applies to all levels of football (high school, college, pro.)
In Canadian football, a team has only three downs to make a first down.
you have four downs or tries to get a first down or 10 yards if you dont your series end and the possession of the ball changes
i belive bout 4 ANSWER: In American football, four. In Canadian football, three.
360 inches are required for a first down
In a football game, when they ran the ball and the ball carrier gained four yards on the first down,it means that they only have to gain 6 more yards in the next 3 tries. The team has four tries to gain ten yards.
2nd down =]
You have to get a first down. When you get a first down, it moves the chains and it is first down. When you have a first down and the are no penalties, it is a first and ten.