Do American football players wear cleats?

Football cleats come in 1/2-inch, 5/8-inch, 3/4-inch, and 1-inch lengths. Position: Receivers and running backs often wear shoes with fewer cleats than the larger, more physical players do. Field material: For artificial surfaces, most players wear a shoe that has a sole of dozens of rubber-nubbed, 1/2-inch cleats.