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American Football Players

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  • Pat Tillman (1976 - 2004)
    Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aft...
  • Capt. Maurice L. Britt, Medal of Honor (1919 - 1995)
    The President of the United States in the name of The Congress takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to BRITT, MAURICE L. Rank and organization: Captain (then Lieutenant), U.S. Army, ...
  • Thomas S. Hammond (1883 - 1950)
    Thomas Stevens "Tom" or "T.S." Hammond (October 29, 1883 – June 15, 1950) was an American business and political leader, soldier and football player and coach. He played football for Fielding ...
  • Harry S. Hammond (1884 - 1960)
    Harry Stevens Hammond (November 13, 1884 – June 9, 1960) was an American football player and businessman. He played college football at the University of Michigan from 1904 to 1907. He later h...
  • George Melchoir Sundheim, Jr. (1926 - 2003)
    Lawyer played in 1949 Rose Bowl

FOUNDERS & CONTRIBUTERS

  • Walter Camp, known as the "Father of American Football" is the person who founded the rules for what we know as American Football.
  • Fielding Yost invented the position of linebacker, co-created the first ever bowl game, the 1902 Rose Bowl, with then legendary UM athletic director Charles Baird, invented the fieldhouse concept that bears his name, and supervised the building of the first on-campus building dedicated to intramural sports.
  • John Outland conceived the idea of the Outland Trophy because of his belief that interior lineman were not given enough recognition in college football. The trophy is the third oldest college football trophy. Selection of the winner is made by the Football Writers Association of America.
  • Lamar Hunt was one of the founders of the American Football League (AFL), also the founder and owner of the National Football League's Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, and the Chicago Bulls.
  • Curly Lambeau and promoter of the Green Bay Packers.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

CLEVELAND INDIANS / CLEVELAND BULLDOGS

DALLAS COWBOYS

DETROIT LIONS

GREEN BAY PACKERS

MILWAUKEE BADGERS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

BROWN UNIVERSITY

DUKE UNIVERSITY

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

PENN UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

YALE UNIVERSITY