Did You Know {197} ~ The Football Huddle Was Invented To Help Deaf Players Communicate

The football huddle was started in 1890 at a deaf university where the players needed to be able to sign plays to each other (in American Sign Language) without the other team being able to see what was going on. From then, it caught on across teams because it provided a close-knit space where the players could speak quietly and account for all present, bolstering team spirit.

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