In football for an average player the average length of their career is 3-3.5 years
The average length of a National Hockey League player is five years.
The average career of an NFL player is 3 1/2 seasons according to the NFLPA.
The average career span for a Major League Baseball player is 5.6 years. For a player in the National Football League it is only 3.5 years and for an NBA player, the average career is just short of 5 years.
Including all player positions, the average NFL career is four seasons.
about 8 years
The length is usually 6-7 years.
8 to 11 years
As of the 2007/2008 season the average NBA players experience which can be likened to their career length was 4.71 years.
Career length depends on ability and performance, but a recent study out of Colorado University - Boulder found that 5.6 years is the average length for an MLB player with one in five players only lasting for a single season. Interestingly, at every point in a player's career, the study states, the player has an 11% chance of his career ending.
A University of Colorado study in 2007 showed the average career of a major league baseball player is 5.6 years. Click on the 'MLB Career Study' link below to read an article about it.
The average salary for a professional volleyball player is $69,000.
A professional who keeps himself in peak condition could have a career of around 20 years.
You don't have to be a certain weight to play volleyball, the average weight for a junior volleyball player is 183 lbs.
Monthly salary of pro volleyball player is about $5000 - $10000.
"There is a little bit of a misrepresentation or a misunderstanding on that. Frequently, it is said that the average career is about 3.5 years. In fact, if a player makes an opening day roster, his career is very close to six years…If you are a first-round draft choice, the average career is close to nine years. That 3.5-year average is really a misrepresentation. What it adds is a lot of players who don't make an NFL roster and it brings down the average."
The shortest average career for NFL players by position is running back, at three years. These players often get injured very quickly because they are running directly into the trenches, colliding with giant men who want to hurt them.
From a sample of 50 professional rugby players it can be seen that the number of games played is 77. (76.68 rounded up)
5 years is average in the NBA.