Football is one of the most popular sports played at the collegiate level in the United States. It is played by teams of student athletes that study in various American colleges, universities and even military academies. In fact, it was through college football that the rules of American football first gained popularity. However, it is important to note that modern North American football has its origins in various games. These games were known as footballs that were played in the England public schools.
A sport later originated from it known as rugby football where the players were able to pick up the ball and run with it. The first documented college football was played at a University College. A football club was also formed at the university following this game. The first inter-collegiate football was played under those rules that eventually became the rules for modern football of America. The game was played between the students of the Princeton University and Rutgers University. It is also crucial to note that this game was far more like soccer than modern American football.
Walter Camp is referred to as the Father of American football. He changed the game of college football from the variation of rugby into a unique sport. His coach decided to come forward with a new set of rules for creating a game that was completely different. Today, these rules are followed in the college football games and lots of players come out shining as a bright star every year.