Description: 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. Image ID: AL07142 Subjects: Football--Ohio--History; Football players; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph of the John Heisman birth site and historical marker, located on Bridge Avenue, at West 29th Place, in Cleveland, Ohio. The engraved marker, erected in 1978, reads "Here was born (October 3, 1869) the man after whom the Heisman Football Trophy is named. The College Football Hall of Fame enshrines him as superior coach. Important pioneer game innovator. Father of: forward pass; center snap; interference on end runs; hidden ball play; double pass; dividing game into quarters; statistical score board; quarterback's "hike" or "hep" to initiate plays." Heisman's actual birth home is believed to be located down the street at 3928 Bridge Avenue, due to changes in addresses over the years. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL06852 Subjects: Historical Marker; Sports--Ohio--History; Football; Heisman, John W. (John William), 1869-1936 Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)
Description: Photograph of an early football team preparing to hike the ball, ca. 1910-1920. The young men are playing in a rural field against a backdrop of farm buildings and a windmill. The photo was possibly taken in the Upper Sandusky, Ohio, area. Photograph by Harry Evan Kinley (1882-1969), a native of Upper Sandusky. Kinley was active in local events and organizations, and spent his professional career as a clerk at his father's department store, and later as a travelling salesman for the Marion Paper & Supply Company (1934-1962). He was also an avid lifelong photographer, and the bulk of the Harry Kinley Collection is comprised of glass plate negatives documenting the Kinley family, the city of Upper Sandusky and Wyandot County and surrounding areas. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07826 Subjects: Sports--Ohio--History; Teenagers; Football players; Sports teams Places: Upper Sandusky (Ohio); Wyandot County (Ohio)
Description: Modern photographic print made from a glass plate negative depicting Ohio State University football player Gaylord "Pete" Stinchcomb, ca. 1921. Stinchcomb played for Ohio State University in the 1921 Rose Bowl before going on to play professionally for the Chicago Bears, the Columbus Tigers, the Cleveland Indians and the Louisville Colonels. He is an inductee in the College Football Hall of Fame. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07888 Subjects: Athletes; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports; Football--Ohio--History; Ohio State University--Football
Description: Homer Ruh in pro Football gear taken sometime during his years with the Columbus Panhandles and the Columbus Tigers, two early pro football teams: 1914-1917, 1920-1925.
Homer L. Ruh of Columbus, Ohio, served in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I. He trained at Camp Sheridan, Alabama, where this photograph was taken. Homer was with the 37th Infantry Division in France and Belgium from June 15, 1918, until March 23, 1919. On April 12, 1919, Ruh was honorably discharged. He was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry by General John J. Pershing. After service in World War I, Ruh was a professional football player with the Columbus Panhandles (later the Columbus Tigers), an early National Football League franchise. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07046 Subjects: Columbus (Ohio); World War I; Football--Ohio--History Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
Description: Unidentified players for the Columbus Tigers Football Players.
In 1920, the American Professional Football Association formed. This organization became the National Football League in 1922. Among its original fourteen teams was the Columbus Panhandles, which would eventually become known as the Columbus Tigers. The team played its home games in Columbus, Ohio.
Before joining the American Professional Football Association in 1920, the Panhandles had represented Columbus against other non-professional football teams. Joseph Carr, president of the National Football League (1921-1938) formed the team in 1904. Before joining the American Professional Football Association the Panhandles only had seven winning seasons. During 1920, the team’s first year in the American Professional Football Association, the Panhandles finished thirteenth. The next two seasons, the squad finished seventeenth and eighteenth respectively, near the bottom of the league.
Following the 1922 season, the Panhandles became the Columbus Tigers. This new team played in the 1923 to 1926 seasons before disbanding. In 1923, the Tigers attained their best ranking in the NFL, finishing eighth. The next season, the squad finished tenth, and then ended their final two seasons twentieth and nineteenth respectively. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07048 Subjects: Sports; Cultural Ohio--Ohio Sports; Football--Ohio--History Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)
photograph of Woody Hayes in United States Navy during World War IISave
Description: Woody Hayes taking command of ship from Captain Engles, ca. 1943.
Wayne Woodrow ("Woody") Hayes was born on February 14, 1913, in Clifton, Ohio, and graduated from Denison University in 1935. Upon graduating, Hayes coached high school football until the outbreak of WWII. During WWII, Hayes served in the United States Navy.
Upon leaving the Navy in 1946, Hayes embarked upon a career coaching college football. Hayes coached at Miami University for two seasons and then became the head coach at The Ohio State University where he remained from 1951 until 1978. Hayes received National Coach of the Year honors on two separate occasions. Hayes also served as a professor in the Department of History, where he taught military history courses. Hayes died on March 12, 1987. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07529 Subjects: Ohio History--Military Ohio; World War II; Football--Ohio--History
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