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How did Walter Camp come up with the game football?


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Answered 2008-10-06 04:20:22

He is claimed by gridiron fans to have invented invented gridiron, commonly called American football.

It's commonly believed that Walter Camp was the person who adapted Rugby into the sport of American football.

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