Friday, March 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: Football Father

While he was a student at Yale, Walter Camp also played on the school's football team. He suggested new basic rules to the game that modernized and set it apart from it's rugby roots. Because of this, he's known as the Father of American Football. 

12 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Thanks Adam.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

That is interesting.

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Al Penwasser said...

Growing up twenty minutes from New Haven (home of Yale, as you know), that has always been a source of civic pride. It's all been downhill since, though.

Dana said...

Interesting! Looking at his picture, I wouldn't think he'd be a sports guy. LOL

Pat Hatt said...

Sure invented a game or tweaked it that many like

Holy Ghost Writer said...

He doesn't look like the football type

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting fact of the day!

stephen Hayes said...

You have so much great trivia. If I'm ever on Jeopardy I should share my winnings with you, assuming there were some.

CraveCute said...

I never knew that!

Pilar Domínguez said...

I haven´t heard about him( maybe because we don´t play American football here). Now I know it. Kisses:)

Cloudia said...

very cool fact


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