The United States game of football begins in the second half of the 19th century. It started in US colleges and the game drew heavily on the English game of rugby. The first inter-collegiate was played between Rutgers College and Princeton University in 1869. It gained a rapid following in College Sports in America. The forward pass began as an accident. In a game between Yale and Princeton when a player being tackled threw the ball forward. The result was a touchdown against Princeton.
College Football in the later part of the 19th century had formalized all of its rules and the "forward pass" was not in them. Also, there was nothing in the rules preventing one. The famed college football icon John Heisman, best known for his years coaching Georgia Tech in Atlanta, pressed the rules committee to include the forward pass.
This new action, the pass, was not used very often after the rules allowed it. There are reasons why, which are these:
1. the football is not caught by the offensive pass receiver, losing a down; and
2. the football may be intercepted by the opposing team, costing the offense possession of the ball.
College football continued to grow as a major US sport. The forward pass lingered as an offensive weapon until a game between two storied universities, West Point ( US Military Academy ) in New York and the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Both schools were famous for their excellent sports teams.
Notre Dame used the forward pass to beat their rival, West Point. From that point on, 1913, the forward pass became an important part of the game.
John Parker Wilson
Yes passing is a main skill in football with others such as shooting, heading etc.
passing team has the advantage
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The Oldest football player in history of football is George Blanda.
Football club history?What in the world are you talking about?!
Your control on the ball. 60% of game is of short passing, 30%of it is of long passing
There is no football in Europe. Football is an American sport.
If you do not know, then you are a truly stupid imbocile.
there are booting , passing and long pass
A Forward Pass is passing the football to a teammate in front of you. A Lateral Pass is the player carrying the ball passing the football on side or behind him/her.
The NFL football isn't that small, but it is more elongated for better passing.
Yes, sort of. History is about how society and people live, the things they do, and what they invent/learn, arts, and government. Football history would be included in this because it is played/invented by people. It would also be under football history.
http://www.nfl.com/history For a history of the NFL. See also http://www.pro-football-reference.com and http://www.footballdb.com
Click on the 'History of Women's Football' link on this page to read the history of women's football in the United States.
Get the football into the end zone by running or passing
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