American Football

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  • Originated from the game of Rugby in Britain
  • Evolved along different lines within America, i.e. was played in different ways / forms
  • Developed further in elite colleges and universities in particular
  • Became a middle-class game
  • Represented America's attempt to create a new identity
  • American Football's original name was 'Grid-Iron'
  • The first American Football league was for universities
  • A 'Frontier' Sport

What is American Football?

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