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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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While the NCAA was created to be an arbiter of sports in general, Camp and the American Football Rules Committee (which governed the sport of football) ...

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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 ...