Football was invented around 1876 by a man by the name of Walter Camp. He got the idea from William Ebb Ellis who was playing a game of soccer when he picked up the ball and started to run with it, therefore breaking the rules and giving Camp the idea for the game.
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Viper1AnswerIf you're asking about the ball itself, that came from Rugby, which used an egg-shaped ball to help facilitate handling, passing, and carrying. American football originally used a rugby ball, but after the forward pass was legalized, the American ball gradually became skinnier, to make it easier for the passer to handle, and pointier at the ends, which made it more aerodynamic.
William Webb Ellis is credited with inventing rugby, but the story is most likely apocryphal. At the most, he ran with the ball after catching it, which was prohibited under the rules of the day. In early soccer, players were allowed to catch the ball with their hands, but if they did so, they had to immediately kick it away. Ellis's "innovation," if indeed there was one at all, was to run with the ball he had just caught, rather than kicking it as he was supposed to.
Walter Camp was aware of the English rugby code, but there's no evidence whatsoever that he was inspired by Ellis. Americans, by and large, knew about rugby because Harvard played a game of rugby against McGill College in Montreal and brought the game back to the United States. Harvard loved the game so much that it pushed other American football-playing colleges to adopt a uniform set of rules based on the English rugby code. That's when our modern game of football first began to take shape.
The first professional football league in the United States was formed in 1920 and was called the American Professional Football Association. Two years later the name was changed to National Football League.
This is like asking why did Hockey become so popular in Canada. It is huge in the U.S. this is because you have a sport filled with action and you have players that stand out. Everyone loves a hero!
Well um many believe of it to be in the 1900s while other smart like a-ddezy know its in tda 1500s fo sho? Well um many believe of it to be in the 1900s while other smart like a-ddezy know its in tda 1500s fo sho?
It wasn't 'invented' exactly. It was derived from Rugby football in the mid-19th century and began to develop on its own.
American Football was founded in the mid- 19th century by American college campuses who studied the English sports of Football( Soccer )and Rugby to create the hybrid of both of these sports.
Yes, American Football is a sport.
Probably the only way that American football changed history is that become more popular than baseball. Other than that, history is probably not impacted in any significant way.
Ireland : Gaelic football / hurling. England : Football(soccer) , cricket, Rugby. America : (American) Football - (Comes from Rugby), baseball (comes from cricket/rounders india -field hockey
The most commonly played sport in America is American Football. As Basketball and Soccer are also played often, one might argue that they are played more commonly. However, as of November of 2021, Football has over 90 million players. Therefore it is more common.
Ray Lewis had become popular by playing football professionally, for the NFL. Many football players who play in the NFL will gain great popularity with everyone.
Because its a real sport that requires a lot of running and you have to be in shape not like baseball or football that has fat people that play! Hahahahaha
The most popular sport by far in Canada is hockey at the professional, amateur and even unorganized levels. The Canadian Football league is the second most popular spectator sport and subsequently American style football has become very popular at the high school level as well. Lacrosse is actually the country's National sport, but it's popularity is not at the level it was in the 19th century. Basketball, baseball and soccer are some other popular sports in Canada.
basket ball is a fun an challenging sport that many people enjoy right after the football season ... witch is why you find that in the fall everythings about football an like around Jan to march everythings about basketball and summer you will find baseball is really popular!Answerya know, i have no idea myself o.o
I am asking the same question believe it or not. I do believe it became popular in around the 1930's or 40's.
For American Football, 21 should be around the age for a draft. For football as soccer, I have no idea.
I believe they have a few teams, but it has not become a big sport in europe.
probably in the middle to the late 1900's