About 65% of sports fans that watch games on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are using them to follow football — far more than any other U.S. sport, according to new data.

With the start of the official 2012 National Football League season right around the corner, a new infographic created by IMRE Sports — with data compiled by Harris Interactive — reveals just how popular mobile devices are among football fans watching games in real time, opening up a wider market for advertisers and teams to directly reach out to fans.

Viewing games and video content isn’t the only thing luring fans to pick up mobile devices to follow along — there are more than 290 football-relate…
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