It is the current sport talk of the town, especially with football season in full swing, but do you know the history of football? On October 19, 1873, four universities – Yale, Princeton, Rutgers, and Columbia – drafted the first official rules of football. Though recreational football can be traced back to the early part of the 19th
century, professional football did not begin until after these collegiate rules were created. College football’s popularity grew from the bitter rivalries between universities, which eventually led to the creation of the National Football League in 1902. It was the first all professional football league and the rest is history. For more information about football please come by the Jacinto City Library and check out our non-fiction section or ask one of the staff members for help.