First Professional Football Game

First Professional Football Game (HMQOS)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 26.733', W 80° 0.817'

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On November 12, 1892, at Recreation Park, a few blocks northwest of here, the Allegheny Athletic Association defeated the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, 4-0. The winning touchdown was scored by William "Pudge" Heffelfinger, who received $500 for playing. He was the first football player known to have been paid outright, and pro football traces its origin from this game.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3:09pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 583648 N 4477677
Decimal Degrees40.44555000, -80.01361667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.733', W 80° 0.817'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 43.98" N, 80° 0' 49.02" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15212, US
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