On September 17, 1920, at Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile dealership in downtown Canton, Ohio, owners representing 10 professional football teams met, organized and formed the American Professional Football Association. The name was changed to the National Football League in 1922.
For the past century, the NFL has grown in popularity and become a fabric of our culture. On September 17, 2020, we will celebrate the National Football League’s 100th birthday in the city where it was born.
Artwork by Dirk Rozich • Commissioned by Dr. James F. King