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The National Football League (NFL) was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) with ten teams from four ... The NFL was the first professional football league to successfully establish a nationwide presence, ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_American_football

The first known professional football league, ... The first professional indoor game came on ...

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It was the day that the Allegheny Athletic Association football team defeated the Pittsburgh ... William (Pudge) Heffelfinger, the first professional football player.

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Professional football first proved itself a viable spectator sport in the 1910s with the establishment of The Ohio League. Canton, the premiere team in the league,  ...

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Jim Thorpe was elected the league's first president. After several more ... It was a professional football team in the NFL for the 1931 season. The 1931 team was ...

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On this day in History, Pudge Heffelfinger becomes first pro football player on Nov 12, ... The AAA and PAC football teams, bitter rivals and sworn enemies, had  ...

www.nfl.com/history/chronology/1869-1910

Rutgers and Princeton played a college soccer football game, the first ever, ... The first World Series of pro football, actually a five-team tournament, was played  ...

www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/American_Professional_Football_Association

The Panhandles were one of the first professional football teams to join the American Professional Football Association, renamed the National Football League, ...

www.bigcatcountry.com/2010/4/9/1412911/a-brief-history-of-pro-football-in

Apr 9, 2010 ... Jacksonville's first serious attempt at getting a professional football team actually involved the American Football League (AFL.) The city hosted ...