Semi-Pro State Football Leagues

The first Professional American Football League in America that openly paid its players was the Ohio League (1902-1919). Four of its leading teams, including the Canton Bulldogs asked teams in Pennsylvania and New York State to form a National League in 1920 – thus the NFL was born.

Semi-Pro Leagues exist all over USA, organised roughly on state lines.

Below you will find a link to Irish Connections throughout the USA

New York Metropolitan Area:

Semi-Pro State American Football | Five Star Football League 2010-2017


Anthracite Football League 1924


Ohio League | Champions 1903-1919

Ohio League 1915-1919 (Irish Players)


Armco Semi-Pro Football Teams 1924-1929


Virginia-Carolina Football League 1937

Montana Leagues:

Butte Independent League 1920-1928

Northwest Leagues (Washington & Oregon):

Pacific Northwest Football League 1980

Northwest International Alliance 1980-1981

Northwest Football League 1982-1989


Pacific Coast Football League 1926

Pacific Coast Pro Football League 1934-1935

Salinas Packers | California Pro American Football 1936-1937

California Football League 1938

Cal-exico (California-Mexico Leagues):

Super 8 Football League | Winter Bowl 2015

Super 8 Football League | West Coast 2016-2017


Alaska Football League 2015-2018