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National Football League

ORGANIZATION

Founded 17 September 1920 in Canton, Ohio, merging seven semi-professional leagues into what was called the American Professional Football Association. Renamed the National Football League in 1922. A rival circuit, the American Football League, began play in 1960, and merged into the NFL in 1970.

American Football Conference

East Division
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets

North Division
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers

South Division
Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts
Jacksonville Jaguars
Tennessee Titans

West Division
Denver Broncos
Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders
San Diego Chargers

National Football Conference

East Division
Dallas Cowboys
New York Giants
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins

North Division
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings

South Division
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
New Orleans Saints
Tampa Bay Buccaneers

West Division
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers
Seattle Seahawks
St. Louis Rams

Official Website:
http://www.nfl.com/

Founding Date:
17-Sep-1920

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Neil R. Austrian
Business
c. 1940   President of NFL, 1991-98
Bert Bell
Football
25-Feb-1895 11-Oct-1959 NFL Commissioner, 1946-59
Mel Blount
Football
10-Apr-1948   NFL Hall of Famer
Steven M. Bornstein
Business
?   President of ESPN, 1990-99
Stephen B. Burbank
Educator
c. 1946   UPenn Law Professor
Joe Carr
Football
22-Oct-1880 20-May-1939 NFL President, 1921-39
Roger Goodell
Football
19-Feb-1959   Commissioner of the NFL
Robert Kraft
Business
5-Jun-1941   Owner, New England Patriots
Sara Levinson
Business
c. 1950   President of NFL Properties, 1994-2000
Pete Rozelle
Football
1-Mar-1926 6-Dec-1996 Commissioner of the NFL, 1960-89
Paul Tagliabue
Football
24-Nov-1940   Commissioner of the NFL, 1989-2006
Jim Thorpe
Football
28-May-1887 28-Mar-1953 Olympics and football


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