Jeannette Athletic Club

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The Jeannette Athletic Club, also referred to as the Jeannette Indians, was an early football team, based in Jeannette, Pennsylvania from 1894 until around 1906.wikipedia
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Latrobe Athletic Association

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The team is best known for its role in the Latrobe Athletic Association's hiring of John Brallier, who became the first player to openly turn professional.
In 1895, team's quarterback, John Brallier, also became the first football player to openly turn professional, by accepting $10 and expenses to play for Latrobe against the Jeannette Athletic Club.

John Brallier

The team is best known for its role in the Latrobe Athletic Association's hiring of John Brallier, who became the first player to openly turn professional.
He was nationally acknowledged as the first openly paid professional football player when he was given $10 to play for the Latrobe Athletic Association for a game against the Jeanette Athletic Association in 1895.

Eddie Blair

Latrobe starting quarterback, Eddie Blair, due to a scheduling conflict could not play in the game.
Edward, who also played baseball in nearby Greensburg, discovered it that the team's first football game against the Jeannette Athletic Association conflicted with a prior baseball commitment.

Greensburg Athletic Association

However, Jeannette also had a rivalry with the nearby Greensburg Athletic Association.
A week later, a game against the Jeannette Athletic Club, ended at halftime due to disagreement between the two teams.

Lawson Fiscus

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In 1894, Greensburg player, Lawson Fiscus reportedly kicked a Jeannette player in the face, however the Pittsburgh Press reported that Fiscus tripped the player and "purposely tramped on his neck."
Other wins came over the Kiski Kiskiminetas, Indiana Normal, West Virginia University, the Carnegies of Braddock, Holy Ghost College (now Duquesne University), and the Jeannette Athletic Club.

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The Jeannette Athletic Club, also referred to as the Jeannette Indians, was an early football team, based in Jeannette, Pennsylvania from 1894 until around 1906.

Jeannette, Pennsylvania

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The Jeannette Athletic Club, also referred to as the Jeannette Indians, was an early football team, based in Jeannette, Pennsylvania from 1894 until around 1906.

Quarterback

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Latrobe starting quarterback, Eddie Blair, due to a scheduling conflict could not play in the game.

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This led Latrobe manager, Dave Berry to hire Brallier to play against Jeannette for $10, plus expenses.

The Pittsburgh Press

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In 1894, Greensburg player, Lawson Fiscus reportedly kicked a Jeannette player in the face, however the Pittsburgh Press reported that Fiscus tripped the player and "purposely tramped on his neck."

American football in Western Pennsylvania

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On September 3, 1895 the first wholly professional game was played, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, between the Latrobe Athletic Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club.

Offutt Field (Greensburg)

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The field saw a memorable game that ended in a scoreless draw on November 24, 1894, between Greensburg and the Jeannette Athletic Club.

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania

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In 1895 he accepted $10 and expenses to play for Latrobe in a 12-0 victory over the Jeannette Athletic Club.

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On September 3, 1895 the first wholly professional game was played, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, between the Latrobe Athletic Association and the Jeannette Athletic Club.