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The Backyard Sports series let you play games with a group of virtual kids, some of whom happen to be young versions of professional athletes. Backyard Football 2002 lets you run, pass, and kick with young versions of the National Football League's superstars.

Players create a junior avatar of themselves and draft a team from a group of backyard kids and kid versions of 10 NFL players then deck themselves out in their favorite uniforms and hit the gridiron. Standard sports simulation game types are available including exhibition games and season play but the emphasis is on fun and accessibility for all ages.


Backyard Football 2002 Windows Ready to return a punt.
Backyard Football 2002 Windows The playbook during a kickoff.
Backyard Football 2002 Windows ...though quarterbacks can run touchdowns too!
Backyard Football 2002 Windows Annie can be useful for kicking (she has the highest kicking stats in the game, although she ironically wears sandals), but that's pretty much it.

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Wait, it's not just the same game again? Windows Mr. Eight-Three-One (1581)

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Tech with Kids (Computing with Kids) Windows Jan 08, 2002 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100


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