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Walter Camp, the Father of American Football, invented its rules in 1879.

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The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and .... The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was once again played at Harvard. ... While Harvard's voluntary absence from the meeting made it hard for them to schedule games against other American universities, ...

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Thus pro football made its debut more than 100 years ago in comparatively obscure ... that slowly transformed rugby into the new game of American Football.

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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, ...

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During the next seven years, rugby gained favor with the major eastern ... At the Massasoit convention, the first rules for American football were written. ... of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played among a team made up of ...

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The rules of this ancient sport were quite simple: Points were awarded when a ... in the evolution from rugby-style play to the modern game of American football.

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The Origins, History and Growth of College and Professional Football including ... Camp had an All-America team every year from 1898 to 1924; after that, ...

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The school's invention was even exported to Canada. ... each other to a game which followed almost exactly the rules laid down in Rugby thirty years earlier.

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Jul 28, 2015 ... When football first arrived in America, it resembled the rugby-style game played in England. But with rule changes implemented in the late 19th ...

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Apr 16, 2017 ... In 1876, at the Massosoit convention, the first attempts at writing down the rules of American football were made. Walter Camp edited every ...