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1893 Greensburg Athletic Association team. The G.A.C on the uniform refers to the Greensburg Athletic Club
Greensburg Athletic Association: 1894
Lawson Fiscus

Early organized football team, based in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, that played in the unofficial Western Pennsylvania Professional Football Circuit from 1890 until 1900.

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1893 Greensburg Athletic Association team. The G.A.C on the uniform refers to the Greensburg Athletic Club

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John Brallier: The first football player to admit to being a professional

Latrobe Athletic Association

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Professional football team located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from 1895 until 1909.

Professional football team located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, from 1895 until 1909.

John Brallier: The first football player to admit to being a professional
Latrobe's 1895 team
1897 Latrobe Team: The First All Professional Team to Play an Entire Season
Latrobe's manager, David J. Berry

Meanwhile, the 1895 Latrobe YMCA team ended up playing 11 games, for a record of 7–4 with two losses to their cross-county rivals, the Greensburg Athletic Association, and single losses to Altoona and West Virginia University.

Brallier in uniform for Washington & Jefferson, circa 1895

John Brallier

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One of the first professional American football players.

One of the first professional American football players.

Brallier in uniform for Washington & Jefferson, circa 1895

After the Washington & Jefferson season, Brallier returned to Latrobe to play another game, against Greensburg Athletic Association on November 30, 1895, which ended in a 4–0 loss.

Lawson Fiscus

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One of the first professional football players.

One of the first professional football players.

He attended Princeton University, where his outstanding play at offensive guard earned him the title Samson of Princeton, before going on to play professionally with the Allegheny Athletic Association in 1891 and the Greensburg Athletic Association in 1893.

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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City in and the county seat of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

City in and the county seat of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area.

Westmoreland County Courthouse
City Hall, formerly headquarters of West Penn Railways
The former Troutman's Department Store on South Main Street
South Pennsylvania Avenue
Ghost sign, South Pennsylvania Avenue
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
YMCA
Greensburg Athletic Association: 1894
Train Station

From 1890 until 1900, Greensburg was the home of the Greensburg Athletic Association, one of the earliest professional football teams.

Allegheny Athletic Association

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Athletic club that fielded the first ever professional American football player and later the first fully professional football team.

Athletic club that fielded the first ever professional American football player and later the first fully professional football team.

The team played against the Greensburg Athletic Association to post a 10-0 win.

1898 Western Pennsylvania All-Star football team

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Collection of early football players, from several teams in the area, to form an all-star team.

Collection of early football players, from several teams in the area, to form an all-star team.

The leaders of the Greensburg Athletic Association opposed the game and did their best to discourage their players from taking part in it.

Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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City in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in the United States and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

City in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, in the United States and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Latrobe's professional football team in 1897
Mozart Hall (1890)
Latrobe Railroad Station (1903)
National Register of Historic Places
Citizens National Bank (1926)
National Register of Historic Places

In 1898, Latrobe and two players from their rivals, the Greensburg Athletic Association, formed the first professional football all-star team for a game against the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club, to be played at Pittsburgh's Exposition Park.

George Barclay (American football/baseball)

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American football and baseball player.

American football and baseball player.

He was also an early professional football player-coach for the Greensburg Athletic Association.

Adam Martin Wyant

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American politician who served as Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

American politician who served as Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

From 1895 until 1897, Wyant played football with the Greensburg Athletic Association, an early professional club from Greensburg, Pennsylvania.

Berry in 1895

Dave Berry (American football)

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American football manager during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

American football manager during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Berry in 1895
Dave Berry (wearing a suit and tie) with members of the 1897 Latrobe football team.

He came up with the idea of opposing them with an all-star team culled from Latrobe, Greensburg Athletic Association, Washington & Jefferson College, the Pittsburgh Athletic Club, and Pittsburgh College of the Holy Ghost.