What does Fum mean in football?

Total fumbles

In football, ‘Fum’ is a short form used to indicate the total number of times a player or team has fumbled. It’s a key stat in football games and can cost you points in fantasy football.

A fumble, or a ‘Fum’, happens when a player who has the ball loses control before they’re marked as down, ending the play. If the team that fumbled the ball manages to recover it, it’s all good. But, if the defense picks it up, it’s known as a turnover or FR.

Think of ‘Fum’ as being similar to ‘int’, another football abbreviation. ‘int’ stands for an interception, which is when the defense catches a pass, resulting in a turnover.

Example for using ‘Fum’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the game last night?

Yeah, it was crazy! Did you see that fum by the quarterback?

I know, right?! That fumble cost them the game.

Definitely! Fum stats are not looking good for him this season.