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What is the difference between an NFL football and an NCAA football?

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Differences in FootballsI think the actual question pertains to the game ball itself. If so, then there isn't a lot of difference. The NCAA ball has white half-stripes around the nose at either end, whereas the NFL ball does not have stripes of any kind. Dimension and materials are virtually the same.

I guess about the same as the differences between Nextel Cup and Busch series auto racing, seemingly none. But the differences are many, not the least of which is NFL are Professional football players, they get paid to play, where as NCAA players have amateur status, no pay for play, (Except Florida State, Ohio State and Miami, they cheat)

Ncaa Players do not exactly play for free, a majority are on Athletic Scholarships, i.e Free College, but some players are "walk ons" and can eventually earn a scholarship. Ncaa players also receive a stipend (about $500/month) as part of the scholarships, also Ncaa players are not allowed to receive any paid endorsements, example: Jeremy Bloom was a wide receiver at The University Of Colorado, and an Olympic Skier in the last 2 winter Olympics, because he received money for travel etc from a sponser, The NCAA declared him a professional athlete, and he forfeited his senior season, and was drafted by the Eagles in 2006. there are many other off field differences, class attendence/performance, restrictions on the amount of hours players can practice etc.

Gameplay differences as far as rules are pretty close, mostly minor boring stuff only a football nerd like myself care about.

Personnal differences are probably the biggest, literally. NFL players are bigger, stronger and meaner than those guys in their first year out of college, so I guess I would say experience playing the game against the very best is the biggest of all.

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