Who invented the game of American football?

Answer American football was created by Walter Camp. Camp played the original version of the game during his days as a student at Yale in the late 1800s. He is credited as the father of modern American fo... Read More »

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Who invented the game of football?

Walter Camp is widely considered to be the "father of American football." Toward the end of the 19th century, the Yale coach led the charge to establish the first standardized rules for American fo... Read More »

Who invented the field goal posts for American football?

The American version of football took many of its rules from the British version of rugby. The first goalposts used in rugby date to 1845, according to However, Jospeh Lef... Read More »

Who played the first american football game?

The first American football game is considered the match played between Rutgers and Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869, which spawned the popularity of modern American football. The game was officiated usin... Read More »

How long does a game of American football last?

While actual durations of National Football League games vary and can last longer than three hours because of clock stoppage and halftime, the official length is 60 minutes plus the possibility of ... Read More »