History Of Football
American football was started in 1879 with rules instituted by Walter Camp. Walter Camp Walter Camp was born April 17, 1859, in New Haven, Connecticut. He attended Yale from 1876 to 1882, where he studied medicine and business. Walter Camp was an author, athletic director, chairman of the board of the New Haven Clock Company, and director of the Peck Brothers Company. He was general athletic director and head advisory football coach at Yale University from 1888-1914, and chairman of the Yale football committee from 1888-1912. Camp played football at Yale and helped evolve the rules of the game away from Rugby and Soccer rules into the rules of American Football as we know them today.
One precursor to Walter Camp's influence was William Ebb Ellis, a student at the Rugby School in England. In 1823, Ellis was the first person noted for picking up the ball during the soccer game and running with it, thereby breaking and changing the rules. In 1876, at the Massosoit convention, the the first attempts at writing down the rules of American football were made. Walter Camp edited every American Football rulebook until his death in 1925.
Walter Camp contibuted the following changes from Rugby and Soccer to American football:
- One side retained undisputed possession of the ball, until that side gives up the ball as a result of its own violations.
- The line of scrimmage.
- 11 on a team instead of 15.
- Created the quarter-back and center positions.
- Forward pass.
- Standardized the scoring system, numerical scoring .
- Created the safety, interference, penalties, and the neutral zone.
- Tackling as low as the knee was permitted - 1888.
- A touchdown increased in value to six points and field goals went down to three points - 1912.
- The NFL or the National Football League, was formed in 1920.
Football Juggling Achievements :
- Nikolai Kutsenko UKR 24:30:00 1995
- Martinho Eduardo Orige BRA 19:30 2003
- Ricardinho Neves BRA 19:05:31 1994
- Volkhart Caro CAN 18:00 1993
- Nam Jin Huh KOR 17:10:57 1991
- Jacek Roszkowski POL 16:37:41 1996
- Allan Abuto Nyajong KEN 16:27:52 1988
- Robert Walters GBR 16:17:19 1987
- Sam-ang Sunwansri THA 15:00 2000
- Paul Sahli SUI 14:17:45 1987
- Mikael Palmquist SWE 14:14 1986
- Daniel Magness GBR 13:05 2000
- Luis Eubufalito Sanchez CUB 12:00 1999
- Vassili Rososhik RUS 10:35 1991
- Uno Lindström SWE 10:06:38 1980
- Milene Domingues BRA 9:06 1997
- Tomas Lundman SWE 8:32:03 2004
- Janusz Chomotek POL 8:25:20 1987
- Goderdzi Makharadze GEO 8:12:25 1996
- Willis Yoga KEN 7:37:25 2005
- Jan Skorkovský TCH 7:18:55 1990
- Claudia Martini BRA 7:05:25 1996
- Kurt Rothenfluh SUI 6:40 1983
- Hartmut Kiele GER 6:24 1985
- Charalambos Bursas TCH 5:00:45 1998
Speed Juggling, 30 Seconds, Male Record
141 Ferdie Adoboe (USA) 27 August 2003,
The Today Show in New York
147 Tim Crowe (USA) 23 February 2005 in Rolling
154 Kurt Rothenfluh 10 September 2006 in Root
185 John Stayskal (USA) 11 February 2007 in Lakeland,
252 Parker Kuklinski (USA) 12 April 2010 at the Portsmouth
High School Gym (USA)
Speed Juggling, 30 Seconds, Female Record
92 Mary McVeigh (USA) 1999
123 Tasha-Nicole Terani(USA) 22 February 2003, Dekalb
Memorial Stadium, Atlanta
137 Tasha-Nicole Terani(USA) 27 August 2003 The Today
Show in New York
155 Chloe Hegland (Canada) 12 December 2006 in
160 Chloe Hegland (Canada) 7 May 2007 in Victoria
163 Chloe Hegland (Canada) 23 February 2008 in
Speed Juggling, 60 Seconds, Male Record
266 Ferdie Adoboe (USA) 19 July 2000 at the Schwan's USA
Cup in Blaine, Minnesota
306 Kurt Rothenfluh (Switzerland) 10 September 2006 in Root
Speed Juggling, 60 Seconds, Female Record
269 Tasha-Nicole Terani (USA) 4 September 2003 in Atlanta
311 Chloe Hegland (Canada) 7 May 2007 in Victoria
339 Chloe Hegland (Canada) 3 November 2007 in Beijing
Speed Juggling, 10 Minutes
2751 Kurt Rothenfluh (Switzerland) 17 November 2001 in
Heel Juggles 60 Seconds
88 Abbas Farid (Great Britain) 6 July 2008 in London
114 Jeremy Lynch (Great Britain) 27 November 2008 in London
Speed Heading, 30 Seconds
173 Jacek Roszkowski (Poland) 23 July 1993 in Gdansk
Speed Heading, 60 Seconds
319 Erich Hernández (Cuba) 11 December 2004 in Havana
350 Erich Hernández (Cuba) 25 August 2007 in Havana