Emoji dictionary 🏈 American Football emoji [ uh-mer-i-kuhn foot-bawl ih-moh-jee ] February 5, 2021 What does 🏈 American Football emoji mean? The American Football emoji 🏈 depicts the inflated oval ball used in the sport of American football, which is simply known as football in the United States. It is commonly used in reference to American football at all levels (high school, collegiate, National Football League, etc.). The American Football emoji 🏈 is used by fans to cheer on their teams and express their love of the sport. It is especially used by both fans and non-fans near the end of the season prior to the playing of the Super Bowl. Related words Rookie of the Year, 🏟️ Stadium emoji, sportsball, clutch Where does 🏈 American Football emoji come from? The American Football emoji 🏈 was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles a football with white laces facing the viewer and the ball slanted toward the right. Depending on the platform, the color of the leather is a different shade of brown. American football is the U.S.’s most popular sport, and the American Football emoji 🏈 sees increased usage during the months that typically make up the football season, from around August until the first Sunday of February. Football fans will often use the American Football emoji 🏈 alongside other emoji that represent their favorite team’s mascot, such as the Dolphin emoji 🐬 for the Miami Dolphins or the Elephant emoji 🐘 for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Leading up to early February, the American Football emoji 🏈 rapidly increases in usage even among people who may not regularly follow sports. The Super Bowl, the championship game of the National Football League, is played on the first Sunday of February. The Super Bowl is a huge event that is consistently the highest rated television program of the year in America. For many, it is the only football game they will watch the entire year, and so the American Football emoji 🏈 sees a large increase in use by people discussing their plans to watch the game or go to a Super Bowl party. Learn even more about the history and meaning of Super Bowl, as well as why the Big Game uses Roman numerals. Examples of 🏈 American Football emoji Tom Brady will play in his 10th Super Bowl. That’s 18% of all of them ever played. RIDICULOUS! 🏈🏆💯 @kyork20, January 24, 2021 They really shut it down!!!! Congrats on that amazing SuperBowl Halftime Show @shakira @JLo 🔥🔥🔥🏈🏈🏈 @KimKardashian, February 2, 2020 Who uses 🏈 American Football emoji? While used by fans even during the off-season, the American Football emoji 🏈 is mostly used from around August until early February. People who otherwise may not care at all about football will also use the American Football emoji 🏈 in the weeks prior to the Super Bowl, expressing their interesting the game as a major cultural event. A cold front and Cowboy football is back this Sunday, what a great week already 😍❄️🏈 — ѕarah (@sarahvillanue) September 8, 2020 🏈 HAPPY SUPER BOWL WEEK! 🏈 — NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 1, 2021 Where can I order my @TheAmandaGorman jersey for the Super Bowl?? 🏈 — Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 29, 2021 The American Football emoji 🏈 can be confused for the similar Rugby Football emoji 🏉 or the Soccer Ball emoji ⚽, which are likely to be called the Football emoji outside the U.S. Just Added 🥰 Smiling Face With Hearts emoji, Melting Face emoji, Black Music Appreciation Month, Older Americans Month, Mental Health Awareness Month Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of 🏈 American Football emoji like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of 🏈 American Football emoji that will help our users expand their word mastery.