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Backyard Football was the first football game from the Backyard Sports franchise. It had cartoon looking 2-D graphics, and had smooth gameplay. And in signature Backyard Sports style, it features real NFL players, as kids. 


NFL Players

This game had eight pro players, six of them being Quarterbacks. 
Backyard Football Team Photo
Backyard Football Team Photo

  1. Steve Young (QB)
  2. Drew Bledsoe (QB)
  3. John Elway (QB)
  4. Barry Sanders (RB)
  5. Randall Cunningham (QB)
  6. Brett Favre (QB)
  7. Jerry Rice (WR)
  8. Dan Marino (QB)

Fictional Characters

No backyard game would be the same without the 30 core players.
  1. Jocinda Smith
  2. Ronny Dobbs
  3. Mario Luna
  4. Achmed Khan
  5. Tony Delvecchio
  6. Dimitri Petrovich
  7. Gretchen Hasselhoff
  8. Lueane Lui
  9. Kimmy Eckman
  10. Ricky Johnson
  11. Annie Frazier
  12. Mikey Thomas
  13. Lisa Crocket
  14. Amir Khan
  15. Sally Dobbs
  16. Pete Wheeler
  17. Dante Robinson
  18. Vicki Kawaguchi
  19. Reese Worthington
  20. Kenny Kawaguchi
  21. Stephanie Morgan
  22. Sidney Weber
  23. Ashely Weber
  24. Angela Delvecchio
  25. Marky Dubois
  26. Pablo Sanchez
  27. Billy Jean Blackwood
  28. Jorge Garcia
  29. Ernie Steele
  30. Kiesha Phillips


Every NFL team as well as other custom teams were available for play. 

NFL Teams 
  1. Baltimore Ravens
  2. Cincinnati Bengals
  3. Cleveland Browns
  4. Chicago Bears
  5. Detroit Lions
  6. Green Bay Packers
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers 
  8. Minnesota Vikings
  9. Atlanta Falcons
  10. Indianapolis Colts
  11. Carolina Panthers
  12. Jacksonville Jaguars
  13. New Orleans Saints
  14. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  15. Buffalo Bills
  16. Dallas Cowboys
  17. Miami Dolphins
  18. New York Giants
  19. New England Patriots
  20. Philadelphia Eagles
  21. New York Jets
  22. Washington Redskins
  23. Denver Broncos
  24. Kansas City Chiefs
  25. Oakland Raiders
  26. San Diego Chargers
  27. Arizona Cardinals
  28. Sand Francisco 49ers 
  29. Seattle Seahawks
  30. St. Louis Rams
  31. Tennessee Titans

Custom Teams

There are 9 custom teams you can pick to play as in this game. You can pick what ever color combination you want as well
  1. Wombats
  2. Rockets
  3. Pigskins
  4. All Stars
  5. Fishers
  6. Hornets
  7. Monsters
  8. Melonheads
  9. Bombers

Create a Player Mode

You can create a player to play on your team along with the NFL and core players. You can decide
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Hair style
  • Head shape
  • Name
  • Right or Left handed
  • Abilities (stats) 
  • Birthday

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