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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_American_football

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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_history_of_American_football

The early history of American football can be traced to early versions of rugby football and association football. Both games have their origin in varieties of ...

www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-football

Sep 25, 2013 ... Closely related to two English sports—rugby and soccer (or association football) —gridiron football originated at universities in North America, ...

www.profootballhof.com/football-history/birth-of-pro-football

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 ...

www.electro-mech.com/team-sports/football/who-invented-american-football

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 ...

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

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.

www.thepeoplehistory.com/footballhistory.html

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) ...

www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/05/14/history-may-14-1874-how-canada-created-american-football

May 14, 2015 ... While Canadian James Naismith invented basketball, American style “football” also came from Canada, after Americans played a game ...

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 that the football was never truly designed, it just sort of happened.