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Each link in the chain is 1 1/2 inches in length. That makes 8 links per foot of chain, 24 links per yard and 240 links per 10 yards. Click on the 'Football Chain for Determining First Downs' link on this page to see a detailed description of a football chain used to measure first downs.

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Q: How many links are in the 10 yard football chain?
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