Akron Pros in 1920's

in #sportstalk3 years ago (edited)

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During the 1920's, Akron Pros won the Championship of the fourteen team of the American Professional Football Association which then which 1922, the organization became the National Football League. 


Akron Pros started their journey as early as 1908 which was then called Akron Burkhardts in 1916 name after Burkhardt Brewing company and after a year, it was change to Akron Pros. The championship they had with the American Professional Football Association were not maintained, in 1921 they fall on the third placer and in 1922 they had a huge fall, setting on the tenth. 

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After season in the 1922, Akron changed their name again to Akron Indians. Unfortunately, they only played four seasons from 1923 to 1926 and the team were disbanded due to lack of financial support. They had their final game played last November 25, 1926 with the Canton Bulldogs with a tie score.

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Akron Pros Players

  • Dunc Annan
  • Frank Bacon
  • Russ Bailey
  • John Barrett
  • Marty Beck
  • George Berry
  • Scotty Bierce
  • Frank Bissell
  • Russ Blailock
  • Wayne Brenkert
  • Brooke Brewer
  • Sol Butler
  • Knute Cauldwell
  • Carl Cardarelli
  • Chase Elements
  • Alf Cobb
  • Tuffy Conn
  • Marty Conrad
  • Charlie Copley
  • Art Corcoran
  • Carl Cramer
  • Ken Crawford
  • Red Daum
  • Alex Edgar
  • Bill Edgar
  • Guil Falcon
  • Fanny Niehaus
  • Jim Flower
  • Budge Garrett
  • Art Garvey
  • Bruno Haas
  • Art Haley
  • Isham Hardy
  • Harry Harris
  • Dutch Hendrian
  • Paul T. Hogan
  • Frank Hogue
  • Walt Jean
  • Pike Johnson
  • Al Jolley
  • Marshall Jones
  • Rip King
  • Walt Kreinheder
  • Grover Malone
  • Leo McCausland
  • Frank McCormick
  • Al Michaels
  • Buck Miles
  • Joe Mills
  • Stan Mills
  • Frank Moran
  • Bob Nash
  • Ray Neal
  • Al Nesser
  • Harry Newman
  • Olin Newman
  • Frank Niehaus
  • Al Pierotti
  • Fritz Pollard
  • Roy Ratekin
  • Carl Reed
  • Jim Roberts
  • Jimmy Robertson
  • Paul Robeson
  • Eddie Sauer
  • Les Scott
  • Walt Sechrist
  • Ed Shaw
  • Paul Sheeks
  • Dutch Speck
  • Bob Spiers
  • Hugh Sprinkle
  • Dick Stahlman
  • Cliff Steele
  • Charlie Stewart
  • Fred Sweetland
  • Elgie Tobin
  • Tommy Tomlin
  • Tillie Voss
  • Dutch Wallace
  • Milt Wilson
  • Giff Zimmerman 



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Great collection of photo of 1920, along with nice narration of history.

It's always interesting to know the history and how the things were before almost 10 decades.

Thank you for the post

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