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American Football Players

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  • Bobby Thomason (1926 - 2013)
    Robert Lee "Bobby" Thomason (March 26, 1928 – November 5, 2013) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers, and the Philad...
  • John Ferraro (1924 - 2001)
    John Ferraro (1924–2001) was the longest-serving Los Angeles City Council member in the history of the city—thirty-five years, from 1966 until his death in 2001—and the president...
  • John "Shipwreck" Kelly (1910 - 1986)
    John Simms "Shipwreck" Kelly (July 8, 1910 – August 17, 1986) was a professional American football player who played halfback in the National Football League; he was also an owner and banker, ...
  • Langdon Lea (1874 - 1937)
    Langdon "Biffy" Lea (May 11, 1874 – October 10, 1937) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Princeton University, where he was selected as a first-team All-A...
  • Gilbert Lea (1912 - 2008)
    Gilbert Lea (December 16, 1912 – May 4, 2008) was an American football player, advertising executive and publisher. Lea was born in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Wynnewood, Penns...

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