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  • Hobey Baker (1892 - 1918)
    Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was an American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century. Considered the first American star in ice hockey by the H...
  • Knowlton Ames (1868 - 1931)
    Knowlton Lyman "Snake" Ames (May 27, 1868 – December 23, 1931) was an American football player for Princeton University from 1886 to 1889, and the Chicago Athletic Association, in 1892. In 189...
  • Mitchell Bryan Schwartz
    Mitchell Bryan Schwartz (born June 8, 1989) is an American football offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He is 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) tall, and weighs 32...
  • Geoff Schwartz
    Geoffrey Isaiah "Geoff" Schwartz (born July 11, 1986) is an American football offensive guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He is 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall, and w...
  • Randy Grossman
    Curt Randy Grossman (born September 20, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for eight seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League. C...

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