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Who was the first president of what is now the NFL?


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2015-07-17 17:50:41
2015-07-17 17:50:41

The first president of the National Football League was Jim Thorpe who served for one year.

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The first Commissioner of the NFL was Elmer Layden who took the job in 1941. Prior to be called the 'commissioner', the head of the NFL was called the 'president' (the title was changed from president to commissioner in 1941). The first President of the NFL was Jim Thorpe in 1920 when the league was organized.

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Right now the COMMISSIONER (same as president) of the NFL is Roger Goodel.

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Fritz Pollard and Bobby Marshall were the first black players in what is now the NFL in 1920.

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Jim Thorpe was the first president (they weren't called commissioners for a few years) of the NFL.

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The post of 'NFL President' is known as "NFL Commissioner". The position was known as President between 1920-1941. The current commissioner of the NFL is Roger Goodell.


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