Semi-Pro State Football

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

Pennsylvania League

Western Penn Pro Football Circuit (Seasons): 1895 1896

National Football League (Seasons): 1902

Ohio League

Ohio League | Champions 1903-1919

Ohio League 1915-1919 (Irish Players)

Ohio League (Seasons): 1904 1905


Indiana State Football Championship (Seasons): 1920


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


Alaska Football League 2015-2018

Cal-exico (California-Mexico Leagues)

Super 8 Football League | Winter Bowl 2015

Super 8 Football League | West Coast 2016-2017