History Of NFL

  • The birth of American Professinal Football

    The birth of American Professinal Football
    NFL was formed on August 20th 1920
  • Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe
    Jim Thorpe (RB) Cardinals - First Year: 1920 - 9 seasons - Undrafted
    *Was one of the First players to go into the Football league without being drafted by a team.
  • League Changed Name..

    League Changed Name..
    the league changed its name to the American Professional Football Association (APFA) on September 17, 1920,
  • Changed Name Again!!

    They changed the name to the National Football League on June 24, 1922, after spending the 1920 and 1921 seasons as the APFA
  • Ernie Nevers

    Ernie Nevers
    Ernie Nevers (FB) Cardinals - First Year: 1926 - 6 seasons - Undrafted
  • Don Hutson

    Don Hutson
    Don Hutson (WR) Packers - First Year: 1935 - Career: 11 seasons - Undrafted
  • Steve Van Buren

    Steve Van Buren
    Steve Van Buren (HB) Eagles - First Year: 1944 - 8 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5
    *One of the first White (RB) in the NFL
  • Crazylegs Hirch

    Crazylegs Hirch
    Crazylegs Hirsch (WR) Rams - First Year: 1945 - 13 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5
  • Marion Motley

    Marion Motley
    Marion Motley (FB) Browns - First Year: 1946 - 10 seasons - Undrafted
    *First (FB) to play in the NFL
  • Emlen Tunnell

    Emlen Tunnell (DB) Giants - First Year: 1948 - 14 seasons - Undrafted
    *Was the first Afican American (DB) to play in the NFL
  • Norm Van Brocklin

    Norm Van Brocklin
    Norm Van Brocklin (QB) Rams - First Year: 1949 - 18 seasons - Drafted: Round 4, Pick 37
    *He was the first QB with the highest throwing rate.
  • Night Train Lane

    Night Train Lane
    Night Train Lane (CB) Lions - First Year: 1952 - Career: 14 seasons - Undrafted
    *First African-American (DB) To play in the NFL
  • Johnny Unitas

    Johnny Unitas
    Johnny Unitas (QB) Colts - First Year: 1955 - Career: 19 seasons - Drafted: Round 9, Pick 102
    *First Successful (QB) to play for the Colts.
  • Lenny Moore

    Lenny Moore
    Lenny Moore (HB) Colts - First Year: 1956 - 10 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 9
  • Jim Brown

    Jim Brown
    Jim Brown (FB) Browns - First Year: 1957 - Career: 9 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 6
    *Had an average game with 104.3 Yards.
    *5.2 Average Yards per Carry (Highest in NFL)
    *0 Games he missed
    *Led the NFL 8 Years in a row in rushing.
  • Mike Ditka

    Mike Ditka
    Mike Ditka (TE) Bears - First Year: 1961 - 8 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5
    *Mike (TE) was the future to all Tight Ends coming into the NFL
  • Joe Namath

    Joe Namath
    Joe Namath (QB) Jets - First Year: 1965 - 9 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
  • The Merge

    The Merge
    In 1966, the NFL agreed to merge with the rival American Football League (AFL),
  • First Super Bowl

    First Super Bowl
    The first Super Bowl was held at the end of that same season in January 1967
  • Joe Grenne

    Joe Grenne
    Joe Greene (DT) Steelers - First Year: 1969 - Career: 12 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4
  • O.J Simpson

    O.J Simpson
    O.J. Simpson (RB) Bills - First Year: 1969 - 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
    *O.J set records in the (RB) postion that still stand till this day.
  • Terry Bradshaw

    Terry Bradshaw
    Terry Bradshaw (QB) Steelers - First Year: 1970 - 13 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
    *Terry Bradshaw was one of the greatest QB's to play in the NFL
    *He set 4 records the still stand till this day.
  • Walter Payton

    Walter Payton
    Walter Payton (RB) Bears - First Year: 1975 - Career: 13 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 4
    *The Beats Greatest (RB) of All-Time
    *Set the Rushing record for
    *Most Yards in a Single Season.
  • Joe Montana

    Joe Montana
    Joe Montana (QB) 49ers - First Year: 1979 - Career: 12 seasons - Drafted: Round 3, Pick 82
    *The Greatest (QB) to ever play in the NFL
    *He has the most Super Bowl wins,
    *He had a Great (WR Core) of All-Time
  • The draft

    The draft
    the NFL holds a draft of college players. The draft consists of seven rounds, with each of the 32 clubs getting one pick in each round.
  • Ronnie Lott

    Ronnie Lott
    Ronnie Lott (DB) 49ers - First Year: 1981 - Career: 14 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 8
  • Marcus Allen

    Marcus Allen
    Marcus Allen (RB) Raiders - First Year: 1982 - 12 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 10
  • Dan Marino

    Dan Marino
    Dan Marino (QB) Dolphins - First Year: 1983 - Career: 16 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 27
    *The starter pf an ERA of Great- QB
  • John Elway

    John Elway
    John Elway (QB) Broncos - First Year: 1983 - Career: 16 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
    *Another ERA of the great (QB)s
    *Holds records on the Denver team still to this day.
  • Steve Young

    Steve Young
    Steve Young (QB) 49ers - First Year: 1984 - 16 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
    Was one of the first "Mobile" QB's to play in the NFL
  • Jerry Rice

    Jerry Rice
    Jerry Rice (WR) 49ers - First Year: 1985 - Career: 18 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 16
    *The Greatest (WR) Ever to play in the NFL.
    *Beats Man-To-Man Converage Double teamed
    *Greatest (WR) After the catch.
    *1,549 Recptions
    *22,822 Receiving Yards
    *208 Touchdowns (Most In History)
    *8-Touchdown recpetions (Most In History) (SuperBowl)
    *3X Champion
    *MVP of One of them.
    *#1 Player in the Top 100 NFL Players.
  • Micheal Irvin

    Micheal Irvin
    Michael Irvin (WR) Cowboys - First Year: 1988 - 10 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 11
  • Troy Aikmen

    Troy Aikmen
    Troy Aikman (QB) Cowboys - First Year: 1989 - 12 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
  • Deion Sanders

    Deion Sanders
    Deion Sanders (DB) Falcons - First Year: 1989 - 12 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5
    *Deion Sanders was The greatest (DB) to ever play in the NFL
    *He set records in only his 2nd season that still stand till this day
  • Barry Sanders

    Barry Sanders (RB) Lions - First Year: 1989 - Career: 10 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 3
    *The Greatest Running Back to ever play the Game to this day.
    *Most Rushing Yards
    *Most Negative Yards.
  • Emmit Smith

    Emmit Smith
    Emmitt Smith (RB) Cowboys - First Year: 1990 - Career: 14 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 17
    *One of the Greatest (RB) to play in the NFL and was the best (RB) ever to wear a Cowboy jersey
  • Brett Farve

    Brett Farve
    Brett Favre (QB) Packers - First Year: 1991 - Career: 17 seasons - Drafted: Round 2, Pick 33
    *Set the record for Green Bay with<
    *Most Interceptions .
    *Most Touchdowns.
  • Marshall Faulk

    Marshall Faulk
    Marshall Faulk (RB) Rams - First Year: 1994 - 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 2
    *Marshall Faulk was one of the greatest running backs to play in the NFL.
    *Setting Records as he played through the game.
  • Derrick Brooks

    Derrick Brooks
    Derrick Brooks (LB) Buccaneers - First Year: 1995 - 14 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 28
  • Ray Lewis

    Ray Lewis
    Ray Lewis (LB) Ravens - First Year: 1996 - Career: 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 26
    *Was the voice and Life blood of the Baltimore Ravens.
    *Finished his season with a SuperBowl win.
  • Tony Gonzalez

    Tony Gonzalez
    Tony Gonzalez (TE) Chiefs - First Year: 1997 - 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 13
    *Tony has records since his third season.
    *He is still one if not the best (TE) ever to play in the NFL
  • Kurt Warner

    Kurt Warner
    Kurt Warner (QB) Rams - First Year: 1998 - 12 seasons - Undrafted
  • Randy Moss

    Randy Moss
    Randy Moss (WR) Vikings - First Year: 1998 - 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 21
    *Randy moss is 3rd of All-Time Receptions list.
    *Only WR to be loved-Hated by the same Team.
  • Peyton Manning

    Peyton Manning
    Peyton Manning (QB) Colts - First Year: 1998 - Career: 11 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 1
  • Tom "Golden Boy" Brady

    Tom "Golden Boy" Brady
    Tom Brady (QB) Patriots - First Year: 2000 - Career: 10 seasons - Drafted: Round 6, Pick 199
    *Only (QB) to go last and become a "Legend"
    * He holds the record for Most-Touchdowns in a Single Season
    *Tom Brady has set records through out his career
    *He came from the University Of Michigan
    *The most scariest part about Brady's Game is his "Percision"
    *Brady is the best of Reading Coverages and Defences
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  • LaDainian Tomlinson

    LaDainian Tomlinson
    LaDainian Tomlinson (RB) Chargers - First Year: 2001 - 8 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 5
    *L.T paved the way for (RB) coming into the NFL He was a SMall, Fast, Elusive Running back in the league
  • Ed Reed

    Ed Reed
    Ed Reed (DB) Ravens - First Year: 2002 - 7 seasons - Drafted: Round 1, Pick 24
  • 2012 Suoer Bowl

    2012 Suoer Bowl
    The champions of the most recent season, the 2012 season, are the Baltimore Ravens, who defeated the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII