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The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926. City nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Location within the state of Ohio County Summit Mayor Don Plusquellic Area  - Land  - Water 161. ... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The team started out in 1916 as the Akron Burkhardts, named after a local family of brewers that sponsored the team. As from 1917 the team competed as the Akron Pros. 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The Pros became charter member of the new American Professional Football Association APFA in 1920.They won the 1920 league title. The APFA became the NFL in 1922. For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ...


Fritz Pollard, the first African-American head coach in the NFL, coached the Pros in 1921. In 1926, the name was changed to the Akron Indians, which had been an earlier Akron semi-pro team, but that didn't help. Because of financial problems, the team suspended operations in 1927 and surrendered its franchise the following year. Frederick Douglass (Fritz) Pollard (January 27, 1894 - May 11, 1986) was the first African-American head coach in the National Football League. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or Black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...



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Akron Pros - definition of Akron Pros in Encyclopedia (169 words)
The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925.
As from 1917 the team competed as the Akron Pros.
In 1926, the name was changed to the Akron Indians, which had been an earlier Akron semi-pro team, but that didn't help.
Akron Pros - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (177 words)
The Akron Pros was a team in that played in Akron, Ohio in the National Football League from 1920-1925 and as the Akron Indians in 1926.
The Pros became charter member of the new American Professional Football Association APFA in 1920.They won the 1920 league title.
Fritz Pollard, the first African-American head coach in the NFL, co-coached the Pros in 1921.
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