Archive for November 12th, 2012

TDIF: William Heffelfinger Becomes First Professional Football Player
TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

TDIF: William Heffelfinger Becomes First Professional Football Player

On this date in football – Nov. 12 1892 – William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first professional football player.  Playing for the Allegheny Athletic Association, Pudge was openly paid $500 in a game against the … MORE ►