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This article describes the video game. For the underlying sport, see street football (American).
Backyard Football
Backyard Football Logo.png
The current Backyard Football logo.
Developer(s) Humongous Entertainment
Publisher(s) Atari
Series Backyard Sports
Platform(s) Current platforms:
Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360
Past platforms:
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube, Macintosh
Release date(s) 1999-present
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Everyone

Backyard Football is a series of video games for various systems. Currently all the games in the series have been developed by Humongous Entertainment and published by Atari. It is one of several sub-series in the Backyard Sports series, and is the first to feature professional players as kids, examples being Steve Young and Barry Sanders.

Backyard Football attempts to recreate the experience of playing American football as children.

The cover athletes have been: 1999 Steve Young, 2002 Drew Bledsoe, 2003 Donovan McNabb, 2004 Jeff Garcia, 2006 Daunte Culpepper, 2007 Ben Roethlisberger, 2008 and 2009 Tom Brady, 2010 Frank Gore, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Adrian Peterson, Kurt Warner, and Jason Witten.



Title Year Platforms
Backyard Football 1999 1999 Macintosh, Microsoft Windows
Backyard Football 2002 2001 Macintosh, Windows
Backyard Football 2003 2002 Game Boy Advance, Nintendo GameCube
Backyard Football 2004 2003 Windows
Backyard Football 2005 2005 PlayStation 2
Backyard Football 2006 2005 Game Boy Advance, Windows
Backyard Football 2007 2006 Game Boy Advance
Backyard Football '08 2007 Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows
Backyard Football '09 2008 Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, Wii, Windows
Backyard Football '10 2009 PlayStation 2, Wii, Xbox 360



1999 Pro Players

2002 Pro Players

2003 Pro Players

2004 Pro Players

2006 Pro Players

2007 Pro Players (GBA)

2008 Pro Players

2009 Pro Players

2010 Pro Players


In one of Chuck Downfield's remarks before the game he tries to remember when he played for either the Ravensdale Roughriders or The Ravensdale Rough Riders. A spoof of a time where the Canadian Football League had two teams with almost identical names: the Saskatchewan Roughriders, and the Ottawa Rough Riders.

As of yet, Backyard Football is the only video game to feature Tom Brady on the cover.

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