Cranks My Tractor

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 09:20 AM.

One other tidbit of trivia, you might not know about.  The circular football huddle you see the NFL players use, college players use and peewee players use to strategize and call plays was invented by Paul D. Hubbard in 1892.  Hubbard was a quarterback for Gallaudet University and was rightfully concerned that the other team was stealing his hand signals.

They circled up to hide the “words” Paul was signing.

They still do – so does every other team from Pop Warner to the NFL.

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