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Football (NFL) Trivia Quiz Fun Facts

Did you know? American Football sport evolved from the Rugby game by Walter Camp in 1880.

Walter Camp is known as the “Father of American Football.” As a medical student at Yale from 1876 to 1881, he also played in the halfback position and was the team captain.

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The first Super Bowl took place in January 1967 in Los Angeles. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10.
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In 1984, the Seahawks retired the number 12 shirt in honor of the '12 man', the fans themselves.
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Although the Los Angeles Coliseum is the oldest actual stadium, built in 1923, Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers, is the oldest stadium built for NFL use.
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On October 22, 1939, NBC televised the first ever NFL game in history between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Eagles. It went to about 500 televisions and the Dodgers won 23-14.
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With a value of about $5.5 billion, the Dallas Cowboys are the deathliest team in the NFL.
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In 1972, the Miami Dolphins had the only 'perfect season' (where they won every single game) of any NFL team.
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President Lyndon Johnson became the first sitting president to attend a game of football when he attended a pre season Washington Redskins game in August 1966.
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Peyton Manning won the 2007 Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts in 2007 and the 2016 Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.
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In 1967 Emlen Tunnell became the first African American inducted into the Hall of Fame. He spent his playing career at the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers.
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President Jimmy Carter started the tradition of the White House hosting Super Bowl winners when the 1979 winners the Pittsburgh Steelers visited.

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