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The Akron Pros were one of the founding teams in the NFL. The Pros started out as a semi-professional football club in 1908. There were then known as the Akron Indians. They played from 1908-1919 as the Indians. The Akron Pros were based in Akron, Ohio

The Akron Indians changed their name to the Akron Pros in 1920, when they joined the APFA, the American Professional Football Association. The APFA was later named the National Football League (NFL) in 1922. The Akron Pros were one of the fourteen teams that founded the league. They played as the Akron pros from 1920-1925. In 1926, their final year of existence, the Akron Pros went back to their original name, the Akron Indians.

The Pros were the first Champions of the APFA. They went 8-0-3 in 1920, and won the championship on the strength of their undefeated season.

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