Randy, Riverside, CA
Subj: Football History
Hey Ryan, when did pro football get its start in America? Thanks for your time bud.
Professional football was born on November 12, 1892 when the Allegheny Athletic Association offered a three-time All-American guard named William “Pudge” Heffelfinger $500 to play in a game against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Heffelfinger happily consented and he led his team to victory by scoring the only touchdown of the game. Little did he know at that time that his actions would one day help a second rate signal caller like Rex Grossman secure $2 million a season.