Walter Camp: The Father Of American Football

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The sport as we know it as football right now began on November 6, 1869. It started when players from Princeton and Rutgers held the first intercollegiate football contest in New Brunswick, New Jersey, playing a soccer-style game with rules adapted from the London Football Association. And in 1875, Harvard and Yale played their first intercollegiate match, and Yale players and spectators (including Princeton students) embraced the rugby style as well. But it was transformed into football by an Yale undergraduate and medical student from 1876 to 1881 named Walter Camp, known as the “Father of American Football.”. He played football when he was in yale, he played halfback and served as team captain, equivalent to head coach at the time. Even…show more content…
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