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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 association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of football ...

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The early history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and ..... "By the invention of nose armor football players who have been hitherto barred from the field because of broken or weak noses are now able to thrust ...

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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 ...

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Who Invented American Football. American football has its origins in a soccer- like game that developed in the middle of the nineteenth century; McGill University ...

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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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Football (as well as rugby and soccer) are believed to have descended from the ... The game soon went trans-Atlantic to America and landed on fertile soil.

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May 14, 2014 ... While Canadian James Naismith invented basketball, American “football” developed as a result of a rugby game against a squad from ...

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The school's invention was even exported to Canada. There are records of the sport being played at Trinity College in Montreal by the 1860s. A number of other  ...

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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 ...