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1919-1919 1
Perhaps the best team to not play in the NFL. This motto is reinforced on the wall of Tank Stadium, where the story of the stadium opening proclaims "When the Tanks Were Tops"
1919-1919 1
After 1926, The team was disfranchised by the league and disbanded. Herb Brandt, owner of the NFL CLEVELAND BULLDOGS, quickly signed most of the Panthers' players. The Panthers returned in 1927 but were apparently an independent semiprofessional team managed by Jones.
1910-1919 10
The Cincinnati Celts were the first professional football team to play in Cincinnati, Ohio. The team played in the unofficial "Ohio League" and the American Professional Football Association (renamed...
1910-1919 10
In 1905, several University of Detroit football players, led by Bill Marshall, organized the Heralds as an amateur team after the university did not field a squad. While the university's football team...
1913-1919 7 1
The Dayton Triangles were an original franchise of the American Professional Football Association (now the National Football League (NFL)) in 1920. The Triangles were based in Dayton, Ohio, and took t...
a.k.a. Burkhardts, Parratt's
1908-1919 12 4
The Akron Pros were a professional football team that played in Akron, Ohio, from 1908 to 1926. The team originated in 1908 as a semi-pro team named the Akron Indians, but later became Akron Pros in 1...
a.k.a. Bulldogs, Professionals
1905-1919 15 3
The Canton Bulldogs were a professional American football team, based in Canton, Ohio. They played in the Ohio League from 1903 to 1906 and 1911 to 1919, and the American Professional Football Associa...
1916-1919 4
The Cleveland Indians football team was originally established in 1916 and played in the Ohio League. The team was formed after the Massillon Tigers raided the Akron Indians roster in 1915 and took aw...
1902-1919 18
The Columbus Panhandles were a professional American football team based in Columbus, Ohio. The club was founded in 1901 by workers at the Panhandle shops of the Pennsylvania Railroads. They were a pa...
1910-1919 10
The Toledo Maroons were a professional American football team based in Toledo, Ohio in the National Football League in 1922 and 1923. Prior to joining the NFL, the Maroons played in the unofficial "Oh...
a.k.a. Pros
1903-1919 17 5
The Massillon Tigers were an early professional football team from Massillon, Ohio. Playing in the "Ohio League", the team was a rival to the pre-National Football League version of the Canton Bulldog...
a.k.a. and Tigers
1902-1919 18 2
The Shelby Blues were an American football team based in Shelby, Ohio. The team played in the Ohio League from 1900 to 1919. In 1920, when the Ohio League became the APFA (now known as the National Fo...
1912-1919 8 1
The Elyria Athletics were an American football team based in Elyria, Ohio. They played in the Ohio League until 1919, and then became an independent team. The team won the 1912 Ohio League championshi...
1911-1919 9 1
The Youngstown Patricians were a semi-professional football team based in Youngstown, Ohio. In the 1910s, the team briefly held the professional football championship and established itself as a fierc...
The Vigilants would not survive to see the NFL's formation. In 1921, the league admitted another team from Washington, the Senators, that had been created specifically for the new league.
Formed as a new Akron-based football team to compete with Peggy Parratt and his Indians. The roster was filled with a few of Parratt's regulars and ex-players from the recently folded Elyria Athletics
Short-lived professional football team based in Cleveland, Ohio from 1903 until around 1909. Featured Peggy Parratt, one of the pioneers of the forward pass, who played with Franklin briefly in 1907.
a.k.a. Athletic Club
1902-1904 3 1
The Akron East Ends are a defunct amateur American Football team that played in the Ohio League, a forerunner to the National Football League. They played in Akron, Ohio, from 1894 until at least 1904...