Significance in the Formation of the NFL and Professional Football in America

The First Game

On October 3, 1920 the first game matching two APFA teams was held in Dayton, Ohio, at Triangle Park. The APFA changed its name to the National Football League (NFL) June 24, 1922.

In this first game the Dayton (Ohio) Triangles defeated the Columbus (Ohio) Panhandles 14-0.

The second touchdown was scored by the Triangles’ Francis Bacon. “Hobby” Kinderdine kicked the second extra point.