HOW AMERICAN FOOTBALL BEGAN?
No matter what country people live in or what language people speak, they still have the enjoyment of some sort of sport. Foreign countries started early forms of football in the early 13th century. Then the British and Roman king decided to ban the game in 1313 because it did not prepare you for war. After Great Britain and Rome banned, it they started to play it in the army to get you ready for war. Finally in 1603 their new king let everyone in the country just play it for fun freely. The Romans and the British started playing games in the 13th century, the games eventually led to American Football.
The actual starter of the game is Clayton Tyron Teetzel, and he brought the sport of American football to Western Michigan. He doesn’t get credit for beginning the sport, so not many people know him. Otherwise everyone else thinks that the U.S. got the idea from the British sport of rugby and soccer. The Greeks and the Romans were playing a game where they would just have kicking contests and people defending other guys out of there territory.
In the year 1876, Harvard got Yale to come out and play a game under Rugby rules. It soon began to look like English soccer. Then it got more and more like what now is American Football. The first actual player was paid $500 to play in the first football game, his name was Pudge Heffelfinger. In that game there were 200 fans watching them and there were only 25 players. It was actually a soccer match but now they say they played by football rules.
Football actually started in Australia in the 19th century. In 1903 football was nothing like what it is today. The quarterback had to be good at everything. It was much rougher than what it is today broken bones and blood would be everyday things and the sport could actually end up in death.
The starter of the sport is Walter Camp, he is actually known for...