This Day in Football: Packers granted NFL franchise

Green Bay Packers, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

On this date in 1921, the American Professional Football Association – renamed the NFL in 1922 –  granted J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Company a franchise for the Green Bay Packers.  Although he would turn over the franchise a year later to a different ownership, Clair gave birth to a 13-time World Championship franchise – the most in NFL history.

Here’s a look back at the beginnings of the Green Bay Packers, as originally presented in History of Green Bay Packers.

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