Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland

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Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland
Founded c. 1903
Folded 1909
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
League Independent (1903-1909)
Team History Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland
Team Colors Unknown

The Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland was a short-lived professional football team based in Cleveland, Ohio from 1903 until around 1909. Franklin played against in "Ohio League" against the early Canton Bulldogs, Shelby Blues and Massillon Tigers. In 1904 the Tigers defeated Franklin 56-6.

The team's most notable player was Peggy Parratt, one of the pioneers of the forward pass, who played with Franklin briefly in 1907.

References[edit]

  • Roberts, Milt (1979). "Peggy Parratt MVP". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 1 (6): 1–5. 
  • PFRA Research. "Glamourless Gridirons: 1907-1909" (6). Professional Football Researchers Association. pp. 1–4. 
  • Carroll, Bob; Bob Braunwart (1981). "Ohio League". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association) 3 (6): 1–4.