Walter Camp, the Father of American Football, invented its rules in 1879.
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football
and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football ...
Football (as well as rugby and soccer) are believed to have descended from the
ancient Greek game of harpaston. Harpaston is mentioned frequently in ...
Derived from the English game of rugby, American football was started in 1879
with rules instituted by Walter Camp, player and coach at Yale University.
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The contemporary history of the world's favourite game spans more than 100
years. It all began in 1863 in England, when rugby football and association
Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever,
November 6. The game used modified London Football Association rules. During
Mar 23, 2015 ... Football History —Just What Sport are We Talking About Anyway? Mention the
term “football” and depending on just where you are one of two ...
Sep 25, 2013 ... The sport we in the United States know as football is more properly called
gridiron football, for the vertical yard lines that mark the fiel...
This bit of information may be painful to the macho among us, but the history of
football in America - at least of the game we recognize today - begins with the Ivy