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Unsung Heroes on the NFL Field

NFL players are the globally-renowned superstars who take center stage on the field. But what about all the other people on the sidelines? What are they doing there? And why are there so many?

Since no one really knows exactly what every person is doing on the sidelines, OnlineGambling.com decided to find out. Click around below to discover who's who, what they do, and why without them there'd be no NFL.

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Photographers
  • Average number: 12+
  • Highest Paid: $60K
  • Lowest Paid: $40K
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Chain Gang
  • Average number: 3
  • Average salary: Under $100 per game
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Team Doctors
  • Average number: Minimum of 10
  • Highest Paid: $608K (Orthopedic surgeon)
  • Lowest Paid: $30K (Paramedic transport crew)
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Ball Boys and Girls
  • Average number: 10
  • Average salary per game: $50
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Coaches
  • Average number: 15
  • Highest Paid: $8.5MM (Head Coach)
  • Lowest Paid: $300K (Strength Coach)
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Referees
  • Average number: 7
  • Average annual salary: $205K
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Cheerleaders
  • Average number: 30 - 48
  • Average annual salary: Up to $10K
  • Coaches
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    Coaches

    • Average number: 15
    • Highest Paid: $8.5MM (Head Coach)
    • Lowest Paid: $300K (Strength Coach)
  • Chain Gang
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    Chain Gang

    • Average number: 3
    • Average salary: Under $100 per game
  • Cheerleaders
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    Cheerleaders

    • Average number: 30 - 48
    • Average annual salary: Up to $10K
  • Team Doctors
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    Team Doctors

    • Average number: Minimum of 10
    • Highest Paid: $608K (Orthopedic surgeon)
    • Lowest Paid: $30K (Paramedic transport crew)
  • Ball Boys & Girls
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    Ball Boys and Girls

    • Average number: 10
    • Average salary per game: $50
  • Photographers
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    Photographers

    • Average number: 12+
    • Highest Paid: $60K
    • Lowest Paid: $40K
  • Referees
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    Referees

    • Average number: 7
    • Average annual salary: $205K