History of American Football

Equipment Needed

  • Helmet
  • Cleats
  • Shoulder pads
  • Knee and hip pads
  • Mouth guard

Miscellaneous

  • Originated in the United States
  • NFL founded in 1922
  • NFL and CFL
  • Influenced by rugby
  • Based on rugby football

Safety Concerns

Playing can result in:

  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Brain diseases

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Famous Players

  • Jerry Rice
  • Mean Joe Greene
  • Walter Payton
  • The Fridge
  • Antonio Brown
  • Brett Favre
  • Peyton Manning
  • Steve Young
  • Joe Namath