Timeline: NFL Football
The NFL begins under the name American Professional Football Association.
The NFL holds its first annual draft of college players.
The first NFL game is televised.
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 ...
The sport of American football itself was relatively new in 1892. Its roots stemmed
from two sports, soccer and rugby, which had enjoyed long-time popularity in ...
Sep 25, 2013 ... Closely related to two English sports—rugby and soccer (or association football)
—gridiron football originated at universities in North America, ...
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.
The Origins, History and Growth of College and Professional Football including ...
'The game of American football (hereafter referred to just as "football") ...
Feb 20, 2012 ... American football is called football because of its origin. Its like soccer, can be
traced back to rugby football where you use your feet to kick a ...
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 ...
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 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