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1887 GAME AND LAWS OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL by WALTER CAMP

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Publication Date: June 5, 2013
Book Size: 8.5" x 11"
Pages: 19
Binding: Perfect Bound
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Book Synopsis
Walter Camp known as the Father of American Football, describes in this booklet, the transition of Rugby to American Football showing the Rules dating to 1876 and the then current Rules for the 1887 season.

In his descriptions we'll learn how lard was used and can puzzle over the rule that forbids the passing of the ball towards the opponents goal.

This is a faithful publishing of an article in an Outing Magazine of 1888. . .The two sets of Rules are believed to be official for that time.
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Perhaps, not as famous as Billy the Kid or the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle who were also born in 1859, Walter Camp has impacted American lives as perhaps none other.
This man in his 20's began an adaptation of Rugby to our beloved game of Football. He impacted the concept of the game as none other. Properly, he is credited as being the Father of American Football.
He was a an athlete. . . and captain of the Yale team the College from which he graduated. . . but his achievements were not limited to just Football. He is the creator of the "Daily Dozen" exercises that further influenced the lives of so many. During WWI he helped create physical training programs adapted by both the Army and Navy.
He also came up with the first All American Football Team. . .
But everyone of us who enjoy the game on Sunday afternoon, or Monday night football, played it in High School or College or simply pick up games. . . He is the man who made the game that we enjoy.
A prolific writer he wrote in many magazines and produced many books he lived a truly productive life until his death in 1925.
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