Coach Jio Lucci
The origin of professional football can be traced back to 1892, with William "Pudge" Heffelfinger's 0 contract to play in a game for the Allegheny Athletic Association against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club. Pittsburgh's football circuit became fully professional over the course of the 1890s, culminating in the first professional league, the Major League Baseball-backed National Football League of 1902, which folded after one season. The core of professional football moved westward into Ohio beginning in 1903, where it would remain until a mass dispersal throughout the midwest in the late 1910s.
Posted March 7, 2013 at 6:08 AM