Camp “The Father of American Football”
Walter Camp was born
One pioneer to
Walter Camp’s idea was William Ebb Ellis, a student at the
Camp contributed the following changes from
One side undisputed
possession of the ball, until that side gives up the ball as a
result of it’s own violations.
The line of
11 on a team
instead of 15.
quarter-back and center positions.
Standardized the scoring system, numerical
Created the Safety, interference, penalties,
and the neutral zone.
Tackling as low as the knees was permitted.
A touchdown increased in value to six points
and field goals went down to three points.
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