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2. Who was the NFL’s first president (later called commissioner)?

Jim Thorpe, who was known as one of America’s greatest all-around athletes, was nominally made the league’s first president in 1920, perhaps for his publicity value. Thorpe was a running back for the Canton Bulldogs at the time.

Jim Thorpe, who was known as one of America’s greatest all-around athletes, was nominally made the league’s first president in 1920, perhaps for his publicity value. Thorpe was a running back for the Canton Bulldogs at the time.

Jim Thorpe, who was known as one of America’s greatest all-around athletes, was nominally made the league’s first president in 1920, perhaps for his publicity value. Thorpe was a running back for the Canton Bulldogs at the time.

Jim Thorpe, who was known as one of America’s greatest all-around athletes, was nominally made the league’s first president in 1920, perhaps for his publicity value. Thorpe was a running back for the Canton Bulldogs at the time.

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Jim Thorpe

 

George Halas

 

Pete Rozelle

 

Bert Bell

 
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