Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland

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Franklin Athletic Club of Cleveland
Foundedc. 1903
Folded1909
Based inCleveland, Ohio, United States
LeagueIndependent (1903-1909)
Team historyFranklin Athletic Club of Cleveland
Team colorsUnknown

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" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 1 (6): 1&ndash, 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-22.
  • PFRA Research. "Glamourless Gridirons: 1907-1909" (PDF) (6). Professional Football Researchers Association: 1&ndash, 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-26.
  • Carroll, Bob; Bob Braunwart (1981). "Ohio League" (PDF). Coffin Corner. Professional Football Researchers Association. 3 (6): 1&ndash, 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-22.