10 Facts About Akron Pros


Akron Pros were a professional football team that played in Akron, Ohio from 1908 to 1926.

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Akron Pros was among the earliest stars of professional football before football became segregated from 1934 to 1946.

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Akron Pros made the move after realizing that he could make more money in the large football market that Akron provided.

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Akron Pros's 1914 recruiting efforts, Parratt signed the usual big-name players, which consisted of a lineup that changed from week to week, with just enough stars on hand to guarantee a win.

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The new owners soon dropped the Indian moniker and went with "Akron Pros, " hoping to inspire better results, or at least better attendance.

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Akron Pros then held the Buffalo All-Americans to a scoreless tie in front of only 3,000.

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However, since the Akron Pros held the best record in the league, they only had to avoid losing a game, while Buffalo and the Decatur Staleys had to win to capture the AFPA Championship.

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The Akron Pros held the Staleys to a scoreless tie in front of 12,000 fans at Cub Park.

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The Pros were not named the AFPA Champs until April 30,1921, after the team managers got together at Canton and voted the title to Akron, granting the team the Brunswick-Balke Collender Cup.

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Akron Pros finished in 3rd place in 1921 and 10th place in 1922.

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