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-Penn Football Leagues

Five Star Football League; Western Pennsylvania Pro Football Circuit

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

Picture Credit: Picture Credit: 1920s football action. Thousands of spectators watch from double decker stadium seats. By Everett Collection[Shutterstock]

Eastern Mid-West Football Leagues

Ohio League; Indiana

Ohio League

Ohio League | Champions 1903-1919

Ohio League 1915-1919 (Irish Players)

Ohio League (Seasons): 1904 1905

Indiana

Indiana State Football Championship (Seasons): 1920

Picture Credit: Picture Credit: 1920s football action. Hundreds of spectators watch from stadium seats. Everett Collection [Sutterstock]

Upper South Football Leagues

Kentucky; Virginia-Carolina

Kentucky

Armco Semi-Pro Football Teams 1924-1929

Virginia-Carolina

Virginia-Carolina Football League 1937

Picture Credit: Picture Credit: 1920s football action. Thousands of spectators watch from double decker stadium seats. By Everett Collection[Shutterstock]

Sevenman Tackle Football League Logo

Texas and Southwest Football Leagues

Sevenman Tackle Football League

Texas

Sevenman Tackle Football League (Texas) 1999-2005

Picture Credit: [11] Sevenman | Wayback Machine (2004) STFL Logo [Internet] Available from: https://web.archive.org/web/20021126163725im_/http://www.sevenman.com/stfllogo.gif [Accessed 13 February 2020]

Mountain West Football Leagues

Montana

Montana Leagues

Butte Independent League 1920-1928

Picture Credit:

PIcture Credit: A worn and aged vintage old style American football helmet. Authentic and game-worn 1950s style football face mask and helmet By Brocreative[Shutterstock]

man wearing green american football jersey holding the ball while running on the field

North West Football Leagues

Washington; Oregon

Northwest Leagues (Washington & Oregon)

Pacific Northwest Football League 1980

Northwest International Alliance 1980-1981

Northwest Football League 1982-1989

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California Football Leagues

Pacific Coast Football League; California Winter League

California

Pacific Coast Football League 2010-2019

California Football League 1938

Salinas Packers | California Pro American Football 1936-1937

Pacific Coast Pro Football League 1934-1935

Pacific Coast Football League 1926

Picture Credit: Picture Credit: 1920s football action. Hundreds of spectators watch from stadium seats. Everett Collection [Sutterstock]

Pacific & Cal-exico Leagues

Alaska; Super 8 Football League

Alaska

Alaska Football League 2015-2018

Mexi-Cali (Mexico-Califiornia Football Leagues)

Super 8 Football League | Winter Bowl 2015

Super 8 Football League | West Coast 2016-2017

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Images

[13] Super 8 Football League (2018) Super 8 Football League Logo [Internet] Available from: http://super8footballleague.info/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/10378207_1545248759045177_2010222216677056541_n.jpg [Accessed 20 July 2019]