The History of FootballThe History of Footballand Famous Footballand Famous FootballPlayersPlayersBy Jack CulverBy Jack Culver
Football is one of the only sports to be played inFootball is one of the only sports to be played inone country.one country.Here is a little bit of the history of football.Here is a little bit of the history of football.
OriginOriginAmerican football isrelated to rugby football.American football was aresult of many changesfrom rugby in the late19th century.
Walter CampWalter Camp was known as the“Father of American Football”.He was a football player, coach,and sports writer.
TeamsTeamsThere are 32 teamsThere are 32 teamsin the NFL.in the NFL.•16 in the AFC.16 in the AFC.•16 in the NFC.16 in the NFC.
PossessionsPossessionsThere are threeThere are threedifferent types ofdifferent types ofpossessions:possessions:•OffenseOffense•DefenseDefense•Special TeamsSpecial Teams
The dangers of football are very high.The dangers of football are very high.You are at risk of concussion, paralysis, andYou are at risk of concussion, paralysis, andbroken limbs.broken limbs.
ProtectionProtectionThere are many ways of protecting yourself inThere are many ways of protecting yourself infootball.football.
The HelmetThe HelmetThe helmet is used toThe helmet is used toprotect the head of aprotect the head of aplayer.player.It helps them not getIt helps them not getconcussions or brainconcussions or braininjuries.injuries.
Shoulder PadsShoulder PadsThese pads protect thebody during all thepushing, tackles,sacks and pile-upsthat occur in anygame.
PantsPantsThe pants have padsThe pants have padsthat protect your legsthat protect your legsand groin.and groin.
CleatsCleatsCleats help theCleats help theplayer getplayer gettraction to runtraction to runfaster and notfaster and nottrip.trip.
Famous playersFamous playersThese players have made a career in Football.These players have made a career in Football.
Peyton ManningPeyton ManningPeyton went to the University of Tennessee, he isPeyton went to the University of Tennessee, he isthe only Manning to not go to Ole Miss.the only Manning to not go to Ole Miss.He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, but wasHe was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts, but wastraded to the Denver Broncos.traded to the Denver Broncos.
Eli ManningEli ManningBrother of PeytonBrother of PeytonManning, he went toManning, he went toOle Miss for college.Ole Miss for college.He was drafted byHe was drafted bythe New york Giants,the New york Giants,and is playing withand is playing withthem today.them today.
Jerry RiceJerry RiceJerry Rice, retired WR, went to Mississippi ValleyJerry Rice, retired WR, went to Mississippi ValleyState.State.Rice was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, andRice was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, andtraded to the Oakland Raiders.traded to the Oakland Raiders.Jerry Rice is retired and prosperous.Jerry Rice is retired and prosperous.
Tom BradyTom BradyTom BradyTom Bradyattended theattended theUniversity ofUniversity ofMichigan.Michigan.Brady was draftedBrady was draftedto the New Englandto the New EnglandPatriots, and hasPatriots, and hasbeen playing withbeen playing withthem for 10+ years.them for 10+ years.
Tedy BruschiTedy BruschiTedy attended theTedy attended theUniversity of Arizona.University of Arizona.He was drafted to The NewHe was drafted to The NewEngland Patriots in 1996.England Patriots in 1996.
Football, only played in America now, isFootball, only played in America now, isspreading.spreading.Thank you for watching.Thank you for watching.