National Football League RPF

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RPF Fandom
Name(s): American Football RPF, National Football League RPF, NFL RPF
Scope/Focus: primarily NFL players
See also: Sports RPF
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National Football League RPF is a real-person fiction fandom that focuses on professional American football players. The fandom focuses on players that play in the National Football League (NFL).


National Football League RPF has a fairly small presence on sites like LiveJournal and later Archive of Our Own, mostly having small communities centered around it emerging in the late 2000s to early 2010s. It has become more known due to Yuletide exchanges.

A few Football RPF stories are cross-tagged as National Football League RPF on Archive of Our Own despite being different sports, likely due to confusion over the name.

Key Teams, Players, and Pairings


Many stories focus on the New England Patriots, who have won six Super Bowls in the 21st century, more than any other team in that timeframe, though other teams such as the Carolina Panthers and the Green Bay Packers (who have experienced success as well) have been written about.


Players commonly written about include Julian Edelman, Tom Brady, and Danny Amendola, as well as Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning. Generally quarterbacks and wide receivers are the positions most focused on in fan works.


A popular pairing is Danny Amendola/Julian Edelman, since they played together on the New England Patriots for some time as a wide receiver duo. Relationships between starting quarterbacks and their best wide receiver are also commonly seen, such as Tom Brady/Julian Edelman and Eli Manning/Odell Beckham Jr., the latter of which played together on the New York Giants for a few seasons.

Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.