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 ...
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 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
May 14, 2014 ... Though American websites seldom, if ever, mention it, the origins of another of
their greatest professional sports actually came from Canada.
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 ...
American football emerged from the European game of Rugby in 1879. Walter
Camp, a player and coach of Yale University, is recognized as "The Father Of ...
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 ...
May 15, 2011 ... MONTREAL — This week marks the 137th anniversary of the historic McGill-
Harvard rugby-football confrontation. The two-game football series, ...
Nov 19, 2015 ... Camp didn't invent American football. Its origins are murky, dating back to the mid
-nineteenth century, and it owed much early on to English ...