About American Football


American football is by far one of the world’s most vibrant and highly celebrated events in many sporting occasions. Just like other games of the day, this game has a long history, having had its fair share of challenges and changes through the time to become what it is today. American football was born as a mid-game of football and rugby, with its start dating back over a century to 1874.

MONTREAL — This week marks the 137th anniversary of the historic McGill-Harvard rugby-football confrontation. The two-game football series, played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first games of North American-style football.