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Web address
Slogan Pro Football Statistics and History
Registration None
Available in English
Owner Sports Reference
Launched January 3, 2003; 12 years ago (2003-01-03)[1]
Alexa rank
positive decrease 15,617 (October 2014)[2]
Current status Online is a website providing a variety of statistics for American football. It is one of the only sites that provides information on both active and retired players. The site provides statistics for teams dating back to the pre-Super Bowl days. It has statistics for quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, kickers, returners, and punters, as well as some defensive statistics, and Pro Bowl rosters. It also has each teams' game-by-game results.

Currently the website is maintained by Sports Reference LLC and Fantasy Sports Ventures maintains a minority stake in the organization.[3] The website has been used as a reliable source of information by publishers such as Bloomberg Businessweek,[4] Forbes[5] the New York Times,[6] and ESPN.[7]

The company also publishes similar statistics websites for basketball, baseball, and hockey.[3]


  1. ^ "Domain Availability - Registry Information". WHOIS. GoDaddy. Retrieved June 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-10-24. 
  3. ^ a b Kramer, Staci D. (February 17, 2009). "Fantasy Sports Ventures Takes Minority Stake In Sports Reference LLC". CBS News. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  4. ^ Voris, Bob Van (December 23, 2011). "NFL Sued by Retired Players for Brain-Injury Monitoring". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ Burke, Monte (May 25, 2010). "Pro Sports' Most-Losing Teams". Forbes. Archived from the original on August 28, 2013. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  6. ^ Monkovic, Toni (May 1, 2009). "Reviewing the Draft: Sanchez as ‘Game Manager’". New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ Spencer, Sheldon (April 15, 2010). "Second Round: Two Jacks, all kings-Steelers Ham and Lambert join Singletary, Hendricks among second-round great LBs". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 

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