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History of American football


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 ...

Birth of Pro Football | Pro Football Hall of Fame Official Site


Football History ... It is appropriately referred to today as "pro football's birth certificate." ... The sport of American football itself was relatively new in 1892. Its roots ...

Who invented football? - Ask History


Sep 25, 2013 ... Closely related to two English sports—rugby and soccer (or association football) —gridiron football originated at universities in North America, ...

NFL History by Decade - NFL.com


At the Massasoit convention, the first rules for American football were written. Walter Camp, who would become known as the father of American football, first ...

The History of Football in America - Understanding American Football


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  ...

History – TalkAmericanFootball


The History of American Football. From Rugby to gridiron. In 1843, a young student named William Ebb Ellis at Rugby school in England, seemingly tired of the ...

How Canada created American football, (May 14 1874)


May 14, 2014 ... Though American websites seldom, if ever, mention it, the origins of another of their greatest professional sports actually came from Canada.

The Walter Camp myth and the origins of American football


Jun 16, 2015 ... This is the third article in a short series on the history of the rugby codes in North America. It looks at the origins of American football and its ...

HISTORY OF FOOTBALL – Page 1 of 4 | Court & Field Dimension ...


Mar 23, 2015 ... For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the history of football, american style, the first type mentioned. Association football, or soccer as ...

Who Invented American Football? - Scoreboards


Apr 30, 2009 ... American football has its origins in a soccer-like game that developed in the middle of the nineteenth century; McGill University of Canada ...

Timeline: NFL Football
1920: The NFL begins under the name American Professional Football Association.
1936: The NFL holds its first annual draft of college players.
1939: The first NFL game is televised.
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History of Football


Most modern versions of football are believed to have originated from England ... in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football.

History Of American Football - The People History


The Origins, History and Growth of College and Professional Football including ... The game of American football (hereafter referred to just as “football”) ...

Why is American Football Called “Football”? | Primer


Dec 8, 2009 ... No aspect of American football is more confusing than its ... As for the term “ soccer”, it's actually European in origin, not American. Before the ...