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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.

History of American football - Wikipedia

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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

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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 ...

Who invented football? - Ask History

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

History of Football

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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 The Game Of Football Including The NFL and College ...

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

history - Why is American football called football? - Sports Stack ...

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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 ...

The Walter Camp myth and the origins of American football

www.tony-collins.org/rugbyreloaded/2015/6/16/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 ...

How Canada created American football, (May 14 1874)

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

History – TalkAmericanFootball

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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 ...