Posts Tagged ‘professional football’

Joe Carr (Columbus Panhandles) – The Father of Professional Football

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to explore the life and career of Joe Carr, the Father of Professional Football.  He was the NFL President from 1921 – 1939 and was considered one of the most influential people in bringing legitimacy to the league.  Due to his contributions to the…

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Pudge Heffelfinger (Yale) – The First Professional Football Player

Tweet This episode we fire up the DeLorean and head back to explore the life and career of William “Pudge” Heffelfinger, the First Professional Football Player.  He was an excellent guard at Yale University in the late 1800’s, but his biggest contribution to the game of football was being known as the first documented professional…

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