was thrown the length of a football field


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Source: NBC news

In 2012, more than 2,400 teens were killed in car crashes, making it the leading cause of death.
Alexa Johnson was 19 years old when she lost control of her pickup truck on I-25, North of Dener last year and was thrown the length of a football field.

I assume that the bolded part means the distance she was thrown was the lenghth of a football field.

Did I interepret the part correctly?

Thank you for your help.
  • shorty1

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    Copyright's right — 'the length of a football field' is commonly understood to be 100yds (91.44m).

    In reality, an American football field can be up to 120yds (109.7m) and an association football (soccer) field up to 130yds (118.9m).

    When it comes to a lengh, it goes this way:
    The street is 100 yards.

    Thank you, Rover_KE. :)
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