Timeline: NFL Football
The NFL begins under the name American Professional Football Association.
The NFL holds its first annual draft of college players.
The first NFL game is televised.
The history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football
and ... In 1920 the American Professional Football Association was formed.
The Latrobe Athletic Association football team went entirely professional, .... a
crowd of 36,000-the largest in pro football history-watched Grange and the Bears
12: Birth of pro football. The date was November 12, 1892, a day that would
forever be etched in sports history, although no one involved that day could
The reddish uniforms prompted then owner Charlie O'Brien to label them as "Cardinal Red", thus the Cardinals moniker was coined.
In 1920, the club became a charter member of the NFL and in 1922 once again changed their name, this time to the Chicago Cardinals. In 198... More »
The Pittsburgh Athletic Club signed one of its players, probably halfback Grant
Dibert, to the first known pro football contract, which covered all of the PAC's ...
On this day in History, Professional football is born on Aug 20, 1920. Learn more
about what happened today on History.
NFL & Pro Football League Encyclopedia. Season to Season League Statistical
Totals. NFL - National Football League (started 1922) · AFL - American Football ...
The Latrobe Athletic Association was the first all-professional football team. P ...
Despite the organization, a closer look at football's history reveals that the Union
An Alternate World (Football League) by Mark L. Ford. An amusing “what if” tale
that imagines how pro football history might have changed had the financially ...