: Photograph of the Nesser Brothers on the Columbus Panhandle Football Team.
The Columbus Panhandles professional American football team was founded in 1901 by workers at the Panhandle shops of the Pennsylvania railroads. The team played as part of the Ohio League in 1904 and 1907-1919 before joining the National Football League (NFL). They became the first to play an NFL game against another NFL opponent. The team was in existence until 1926.
The Nesser brothers were a famous family among professional football fans in the early 1900s. The 7 brothers worked as boilermakers for the Pennsylvanian railroads and were all considered exceptional athletes in their time. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07142 Subjects
: Football--Ohio--History; Football players; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)