History

  • Invented around 1876 by Walter Camp                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • The first president of the NFL was Jim Thorpe.
  • In 1906, colleges wanted to drop the sport because of all the injuries. President Theodore Roosevelt insisted on keeping it, but making it more safe.
  • Football has its origins from rugby.
  • The Colts were the first team to have cheerleaders.
  • The Redskins were the last team to be segregated.
  • The AFL and the NFL used to be separate leagues, but then joined together.