One of the founders of NFL
Basic Facts 1
Born:February 25, 1895 Philadelphia
Death: October11,1959 Philadelphia
Education:University of Pennsylvania ,the Haverford school
Pittsburg steelers(1941-1941) and(1940-1946) and Philadelphia eagles(1936-1940)
Commissioner :1946 to1959
League administator , owner
He dedicated his life to football
It brought jobs to many people and entertainment to other people.
Creating more rules and changing some nfl rules and owning some teams.
He played for penn state and took the team to the rose bowl
Basic facts 2
he established the draft system for the first time in 1935
Died during a football game.
Had a heart attack when he was 64 years old.
He always tried to make the nfl go on tv.
He coached the Pittsbufrg Steelers and also the Philadelphia Eagles.
His parents, John Crowell Bell, a lawyer in Philadelphia, and Fleurette de Benneville Myers sent him to Haverford Preparatory School in 1911. He struggled at academics, but his talents as a young football, baseball and basketball player became popular.
Bell was called upon for service in World War I, where he served at a mobile hospital unit in France until the end of the war.
On May 6, 1934, Bell married Frances Upton, a Broadway Actress.
On January 11, 1946, Bert Bell sold the Steelers franchise and was nominated NFL Commissioner.
His father was an attorney who was elected the Pennsylvania Attorney General. His older brother, John C. Jr., was born in 1892. Bert's parents were very wealthy. His father was a Quaker so he took Bert to football games. His first football game he seen was when he was 6. He plays football with his friends a lot and he was very fond of it. In a rare occurrence for a sophomore, he became the starting quarterback for Penn's coach George H. Brooke. On the team, he also was as a defender, punter, and punt returner.
Bell assesmbled the stanley professional football team in 1920, but he disbanded it due to negative publicity produced by the Black Sox Scandal. He joined John Heisman's staff at Penn as anssistant coach in 1920,and Bell would remain thereat for several years. At Penn, he was well regarded as a football coach, and after its 1924 season, he drew offers for, but declined, head-coaching assignments at other universities.