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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. Dartmouth ... By 1873, the college students playing football had made significant efforts to standardize their fledgling game. Teams had ...

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The early history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and .... Numerous attempts were made to ban football games, particularly the most rowdy and disruptive forms. This was ... The authorities held firm and it was a dozen years before football was once again played at Harvard. Dartmouth  ...

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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 ... Year Published. 2013. Title. Who invented football? URL. http://www.history.com/ news/ask-history/who-invented-football ... to the sport of football we know today was Walter Camp, known as the “Father of American Football.

www.hornetfootball.org/documents/football-history.htm

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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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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American football has its origins in a soccer-like game that developed in the middle ... of the joy when we see our favorite team light up the football scoreboards.

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/how-did-the-pigskin-get-its-shape-63180450

Oct 5, 2012 ... American football may have evolved from soccer and rugby, but it turns out ... a pig, but it's more likely that the football was made from a pig's bladder. ... how and when did the football gain its distinct shape – technically known ...

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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, ...