American Football League 1926

AFL 1926

Philadelphia Quakers9720.778
New York Yankees14950.643
Cleveland Panthers5320.600
Los Angeles Wildcats14662.500
Chicago Bulls14563.455
Boston Bulldogs6240.333
Rock Island Independents8251.286
Brooklyn Horsemen4130.250
Newark Bears6042.000

Reference: [1]

Con O’Brien , DT-OT, who was born in Ireland, according to “Growth of A Game”, played Defensive Tackle & Offensive Tackle for Boston Bulldogs in 1926.


The American Football League of 1926 was the first Major League rival to the NFL to use the AFL name. It lasted one season, and was won by Philadelphia Quakers. It featured one ex-NFL team in the Rock Island Independents who transfered over for the season from the NFL.

Con O’Brien , who was born in Ireland, according to “Growth of A Game”, played for Boston Bulldogs in 1926.




[1] Pro Football Hall of Fame (2005) American Football League Standings (1926) [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 June 2017]

[2] The Growth of a Game (2015) The Complete List of European NFL Players [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 11 October 2019]

[3] Pro Football Archives (2019) |Con O’Brien [Internet] Available from: [Accessed 5 June 2017]


Thanks to John Wills, Jean-Paul O’Flynn, John Kane, John Cummins, John Morahan & John Doody

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