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  • National Football League (NFL)

    The National Football League ( NFL ) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major professional sports leagues in North America, and the highest professional level of American football in the world. The NFL's 17-week regular season runs...

  • Super Bowl Champions

    The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the world. The game culminates a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl I was played on January 15, 196...

  • All-American Football Conference (AAFC)

    The All-American Football Conference ( AAFC ) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946–1949. One of the NFL's most formidable challengers, the AAFC attracted many of the nation's best players, and introduced many lasting innovations to the game[citation needed]. However, the AAFC was ultimately unable to sustain itself ...

  • American Football League (AFL)

    The American Football League ( AFL ) was a major professional American football league that operated from 1960 until 1969, when it merged with the National Football League (NFL). The upstart AFL operated in direct competition with the more established NFL throughout its existence. The AFL was created by a number of owners who had been refused NFL expansion franchises or had minor shares of NF...

  • Notable Descendants of Robert Backus, I

    Robert Backus, I (c. 1460-1503) Notable Descendants William Backus "The Immigrant" - 2nd Great-Grandson ( a founder of Norwich, Connecticut, USA ) Captain Elijah Backus - 6th Great-Grandson (a Patriot of the American Revolution for Connecticut. DAR Ancestor # A004349 . See "The Backus Ironworks" information on profile notes.) Isaac Backus - 6th Great-Grandson ( Isaac Backus on Wikiped...

  • American Football League (AFL) Champions

    For its first nine seasons, 1960 through 1968, the American Football League determined its champion via a single playoff game between the winners of its two divisions (although ties in the standings in 1963 (Eastern) and 1968 (Western) necessitated a tiebreaker divisional playoff game the week before).In 1969, the tenth and final year of the independent ten-team AFL, a four-team playoff was hel...

  • San Diego Chargers (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's San Diego Chargers.

  • Los Angeles Chargers (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Los Angeles Chargers.

  • New Jersey Generals (USFL)

    The New Jersey Generals were a franchise of the United States Football League (USFL) established in 1982 to begin play in the spring and summer of 1983. The team played three seasons from 1983–85, winning 31 regular-season games and losing 25 while going 0–2 in postseason competition. Home games were played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which was called The Meadowlands for G...

  • United States Football League (USFL)

    The United States Football League ( USFL ) was an American football league that played for three seasons, 1983 through 1985. The league played a spring/summer schedule in their three seasons. A fourth season, to be played in a traditional autumn/winter schedule, was set to commence before league operations ceased.The USFL was conceived in 1965 by New Orleans, Louisiana, businessman David Dixon,...

  • Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL)

    The Pittsburgh Maulers were a team that competed in the 1984 season of the United States Football League. Their most prominent player was first pick overall in the 1984 USFL draft, running back Mike Rozier of Nebraska, who won the Heisman Trophy, collegiate football's most prestigious individual award.They were owned by shopping mall magnate Edward J. DeBartolo, Sr., the father of Edward J. DeB...

  • Chicago Rockets (AAFC)

    The Chicago Rockets were an American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. During the 1949 season, the team was known as the Chicago Hornets. Unlike the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts, the franchise was not one of the three AAFC teams that joined the National Football League prior to the 1950 season.The Chicago Rockets fr...

  • Chicago Blitz (USFL)

    The Chicago Blitz was a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. They played at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Portland Breakers (USFL)

    The Portland Breakers were an American football team that played in the original United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s. Before moving to Portland, Oregon, the franchise was previously in Boston, Massachusetts as the Boston Breakers and New Orleans, Louisiana as the New Orleans Breakers .==Boston and New Orleans==See the related projects for info on these two teams.==Portland Bre...

  • New Orleans Breakers (USFL)

    The New Orleans Breakers were an American football team that played in the original United States Football League (USFL) in 1984. The franchise was originally known as the Boston Breakers in 1983. After the 1984 season, the franchise was relocated to Portland, Oregon and became the Portland Breakers .

  • Cleveland Browns (AAFC)

    The Cleveland Browns was the football franchise that became the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.The franchise was founded in 1945 by businessman Arthur B. McBride and coach Paul Brown as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). The Browns dominated the AAFC, compiling a 47–4–3 record in the league's four active seasons and winning its championship in each of them. When the AA...

  • Los Angeles Dons (AAFC)

    The Los Angeles Dons were an American football team in the now defunct All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949 that played in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Dons were the first professional football team to play a regular season game in Los Angeles, California, beating the rival Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League by two weeks.==Team history=====Launch===In 1946 a...

  • San Francisco 49ers (AAFC)

    The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area. They compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) West division. The team currently plays its home games at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, located 45 miles (72 km) southeast of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon V...

  • Brooklyn-New York Yankees (AAFC)

    The Brooklyn-New York Yankees were formed from the folding and subsequent merger of the AAFC's Brooklyn Dodgers with the New York Yankees in 1949.The team only lasted one season, as this was the final season of the AAFC, which merged with the NFL. The Yankees players were divided between the New York Giants and New York Bulldogs, who played as the New York Yanks starting in 1950.

  • National Football League (NFL) Champions

    Throughout its history, the National Football League (NFL) and other rival American football leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champions, including a period of inter-league matchups determining a true world champion. The NFL first determined champions through end-of-season standings, but switched to a playoff system in 1933. The rival All-America Football C...

  • New York Yankees (AAFC)

    The New York Yankees were a professional American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1946 to 1949. The team played in Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and often played in front of sold-out crowds[citation needed]. They were owned by Dan Topping, who transferred the team from the NFL Brooklyn Dodgers, retaining many of the same players. The team's coach was R...

  • Baltimore Colts (NFL) (1950)

    The Baltimore Colts were one of three AAFC teams, along with the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns, to be brought into the NFL following the AAFC-NFL merger. They played only during the 1950 season before financial pressures forced them to fold.

  • Baltimore Colts (AAFC)

    The Baltimore Colts were a professional American football team based in Baltimore, Maryland. The first team to bear the name Baltimore Colts, they were members of the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1947 to 1949 and then joined the National Football League (NFL) for one season before folding. They were one of the least successful teams in the AAFC and NFL both on and off the field, ...

  • Miami Seahawks (AAFC)

    The Miami Seahawks were a professional American football team based in Miami, Florida. They played in the All-America Football Conference in the league's inaugural season, 1946, before folding. They are notable as the first major league sports franchise in Miami and the state of Florida's first professional football team.The Seahawks were coached initially by Jack Meagher and then by Hamp Pool....

  • Chicago Hornets (AAFC)

    The Chicago Hornets were an American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. From 1946 to the end of the 1948 season, the team was known as the Chicago Rockets . Unlike the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts, the franchise was not one of the three AAFC teams that joined the National Football League prior to the 1950 season.The ...

  • Houston Gamblers (USFL)

    The Houston Gamblers were an American football team that competed in the United States Football League in 1984 and 1985. The Gamblers were coached by veteran NFL head coach Jack Pardee in both their seasons. They were noteworthy for introducing former Middletown (Ohio) High School football coach Glenn "Tiger" Ellison's Run & Shoot offense to the world of pro football.

  • New York Jets (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's New York Jets.

  • Buffalo Bills (AAFC)

    The Buffalo Bills were an American football team, based in Buffalo, New York, that played in the All-America Football Conference from 1946 to 1949. During its first season in 1946, the team was known as the Buffalo Bisons . Unlike the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, and Baltimore Colts, the franchise was not one of the three AAFC teams that merged with the National Football League prior ...

  • Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)

    The Brooklyn Dodgers were an American football team that played in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) from 1946 to 1948. The team is unrelated to the Brooklyn Dodgers that played in the National Football League from 1930 to 1943. The team folded prior to the 1949 season and was merged with the New York Yankees to form the Brooklyn-New York Yankees.

  • Buffalo Bisons (AAFC)

    The Buffalo Bisons were an American football team, based in Buffalo, New York, that played in the All-America Football Conference in 1946.After only one year, owner James Breuil held a name-the-team contest in hopes of choosing a more distinctive nickname; "Bisons" had been the traditional nickname for Buffalo teams for many years. The winning choice was " Bills ," which was a play on the name ...

  • Dallas Texans (NFL)

    The Dallas Texans played in the National Football League for one season, 1952, with a record of 1–11. They were one of the worst teams in NFL history, both on (lowest franchise winning percentage) and off the field. The team was based first in Dallas, then Hershey, Pennsylvania, and Akron, Ohio, during its only season. The Texans were the last NFL team to fold. Many players on the 1952 roster w...

  • Dallas Texans (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Dallas Texans.

  • Los Angeles Express (USFL)

    The Los Angeles Express was a team in the United States Football League (USFL) based in Los Angeles, California. Playing at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Express competed in all three of the USFL seasons played, 1983–1985.

  • Memphis Showboats (USFL)

    The Memphis Showboats were a franchise in the United States Football League. They entered the league in its expansion in 1984 and made the 1985 playoffs, losing in the semifinal round to the Oakland Invaders. Perhaps the most prominent players on the Showboats' roster during their two seasons of existence were future Pro Football Hall of Fame member Reggie White and future professional wrestler...

  • Tampa Bay Bandits (USFL)

    The Tampa Bay Bandits was a professional American football team in the United States Football League (USFL) which was based in Tampa, Florida. The Bandits was a charter member of the USFL and was the only franchise to have the same principal owner (John F. Bassett), head football coach (Steve Spurrier), and home field (Tampa Stadium) during the league's three seasons of play. The team folded al...

  • Jacksonville Bulls (USFL)

    The Jacksonville Bulls were a professional American football team based in Jacksonville, Florida. They were members of the United States Football League during its final two seasons, 1984 and 1985. They played their home games in the Gator Bowl Stadium in Jacksonville.Former Miami Dolphins stars Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick were involved in an advertising campaign for the team, and they apparentl...

  • Arizona Wrangles (USFL)

    The Arizona Wranglers were a professional American Football team in the United States Football League that, name-wise, existed from late 1982 to mid 1985. They played at Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix. They would end up merging with the Oklahoma Outlaws to become the Arizona Outlaws for the 1986 season.

  • Oklahoma Outlaws (USFL)

    The Oklahoma Outlaws were an expansion team in the United States Football League (USFL) that played one season in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After the 1984 season they relocated to Tempe, Arizona and became the Arizona Outlaws .

  • Washington Federals (USFL)

    The Washington Federals were the team that became the Orlando Renegades in 1985.==In Washington=====1983 season===The Renegades started out in 1983 as the Washington Federals and played in Washington, D.C.'s Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium under the ownership of prominent Washington attorney Berl Bernhard. The team lured Ray Jauch to be its head coach; he had previously guided the Winnipeg B...

  • San Antonio Gunslingers (USFL)

    The San Antonio Gunslingers were a professional American football team based in San Antonio, Texas that played in the USFL in 1984 and 1985. Rick Neuheisel was the team's quarterback and only recognizable name. The team played in Alamo Stadium. The team was owned by oil magnate Clinton Manges and team colors were kelly green, royal blue, silver and white.==History==The USFL decided it had to ex...

  • Philadelphia Stars (USFL)

    The Philadelphia Stars were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s. They were owned by real-estate magnate Myles Tanenbaum. They were the league's dominant team, playing in two championship games and winning the second one.They played in Philadelphia for the 1983 and 1984 seasons. In 1985, they relocated and became the Bal...

  • Orlando Renegades (USFL)

    The Orlando Renegades were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s.They would play two seasons in Washington, DC as the Washington Federals before relocating to Orlando.

  • Oakland Invaders (USFL)

    The Oakland Invaders were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League (USFL) from 1983 through 1985. Based in Oakland, California; they played at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum.They would merge with the Michigan Panthers and become the surviving team before the 1986 season.

  • Michigan Panthers (USFL)

    The Michigan Panthers were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s. They played their games in the Pontiac Silverdome during the 1983 and 1984 seasons. They would end up merging with the Oakland Invaders after the 1984 season and relocated to Oakland.

  • Arizona Outlaws (USFL)

    The Arizona Outlaws were a professional American football team that played in the United States Football League in the mid-1980s. They were owned by Fresno banker and real estate agent William Tatham, Sr., who had briefly owned the Portland Thunder of the World Football League. They started play in 1984 as the Oklahoma Outlaws .

  • Baltimore Stars (USFL)

    The Baltimore Stars were a professional American football team which played in the United States Football League (USFL) in the mid-1980s. They were owned by real-estate magnate Myles Tanenbaum. They were the league's dominant team, playing in all three championship games and winning two of them. These two championships were won in 1984 and 1985. The 1984 championship was won as the Philadelphia...

  • Birmingham Stallions (USFL)

    The Birmingham Stallions were a franchise in the United States Football League, an attempt to establish a second professional league of American football in the United States in competition with the National Football League. They played their home games at Birmingham, Alabama's Legion Field. They competed in all three USFL seasons, 1983–1985. During their run, they were one of the USFL's more p...

  • Boston Breakers (USFL)

    The Boston Breakers were a team that played in the original United States Football League (USFL) in 1983. They would relocate to New Orleans after the season and would become the New Orleans Breakers .

  • Denver Gold (USFL)

    The Denver Gold was a franchise in the United States Football League, an attempt to establish a second major professional football league in the United States, playing a springtime season, from 1983 to 1985. The Gold played their home games at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.

  • Oakland Raiders (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Oakland Raiders.

  • Denver Broncos (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Denver Broncos.

  • Cincinnati Bengals (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Cincinnati Bengals.

  • New York Titans (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American League Football League's New York Titans.

  • Miami Dolphins (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Miami Dolphins.

  • Kansas City Chiefs (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs.

  • Houston Oilers (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Houston Oilers.

  • Buffalo Bills (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Buffalo Bills .

  • Boston Patriots (AFL)

    The purpose of this project is to collect all of the Geni profiles of those who were involved with the American Football League's Boston Patriots .