Books Published by PFRA Football Publications

1951 Los Angeles Rams

The 1951 Los Angeles Rams: Profiles of the NFL's First West Coast Champions - by Professional Football Researchers Association.

The 1951 Los Angeles Rams were one of the greatest teams in professional football history. Led by pioneer owner Daniel Reeves, head coach Joe Stydahar, and future Hall of Famers Bob Waterfield, Norm Van Brocklin, Elroy Hirsch, Tom Fears, and Andy Robustelli, the team won the NFL championship of that season. In doing this, they defeated the defending champion Cleveland Browns in a fantastic rematch of the 1950 title game. The Rams were the first team in a major professional sports league to relocate to the West Coast, forever changing the face of the NFL and professional sports in America. Fueled by an exciting and accomplished lineup of veteran star players and impactful rookies, the product of the Rams’ innovative scouting system and their reintegration of the NFL in 1946, the Rams successfully married the NFL to the glamorous world of Hollywood. Delve into the story of the ’51 Rams, the NFL’s First West Coast Champions.

1958 Baltimore Colts

The 1958 Baltimore Colts: Profiles of the NFL's First Sudden Death Champions - by Professional Football Researchers Association.

The 1958 Baltimore Colts were one of the greatest teams ever in professional football. Owned by the controversial Carroll Rosenbloom and led by head coach Weeb Ewbank and six future Hall of Fame players--Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Lenny Moore, Jim Parker, Art Donovan and Gino Marchetti--they won the NFL title that season, defeating the New York Giants in the first sudden death championship game in NFL history. The Colts laid the foundation for the ultra-popular spectacle football would become with the American public.
They were a talented group of players. Many had been rejected or underappreciated at various points in their careers though they were loved and respected by the blue collar fans of Baltimore. This book tells the complete story of the '58 Colts and the city's love affair with the team.

The All-America Football Conference

The All-America Football Conference: Players, Coaches, Records, Games and Awards, 1946-1949 - by Professional Football Researchers Association.

The All-America Football Conference and the National Football League battled for supremacy from 1946 through 1949. In the end, the players from the AAFC, as well as three teams, were brought into the NFL, including many future members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Through extensive research, the Professional Football Researchers Association (PFRA) has corrected the statistics and coaching records, selected All-Pro Teams for all four seasons and an All-Conference team, and provided brief biographies and scouting reports for the members of the All-Conference Team. Unlike All-Pro teams selected at the time, in which offense and defense were merged into a single position, the PFRA has selected individual offensive and defensive All-Pro teams.

The 1966 Green Bay Packers

The 1966 Green Bay Packers: Profiles of Vince Lombardi's Super Bowl I Champions - by Professional Football Researchers Association.

The 1966 Green Bay Packers were one of the greatest teams in professional football history. Led by legendary head coach Vince Lombardi and 10 future Hall of Famers--including Bart Starr, Jim Taylor, Forrest Gregg, Willie Davis and Ray Nitschke--they were the decisive winners of Super Bowl I, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs and upholding the superiority of the National Football League over the upstart American Football League. This book tells the story of the hard-working '66 Packers on the gridiron and their legacy in Titletown, USA.

The Early History of Professional Football

The Early History of Professional Football - by Professional Football Researchers Association.

One volume edition of the Early History of Professional Football. Starting with the origins of American Football from ancient times to the development of the sport in Western Pennsylvania (1890-1903) and all the way through the 1919 pro football season, a year before the the NFL was formed, the Early History of Professional Football is a very detailed look back at the beginnings of America's favorite sport.

A Minor Masterpiece

A Minor Masterpiece - by Bob Gill.

A one-volume edition of the original two-volume PFRA publication, this book tells the story of the longest-running minor league of its era: the American Association, which existed from 1936-41, closed for the duration of World War II, then returned in 1946 renamed the American Football League. The season-by-season history also includes 1942, when several of the league's teams kept playing as part of an independent circuit in the Northeast. The account of each season includes text, standings, statistical leaders, line scores for all games, rosters for each team, and a new feature in this edition, game-by-game lineups.

Recent Books by PFRA Members

...and a dollar short: The Empty Promises, Broken Dreams, and Somewhat-Less-Than-Comic Misadventures of the 1974 Florida Blazers

1965: The Most Exciting Season

49ers Legends from the Golden Age of Pro Football

Border Boys: How Americans from Border Colleges Helped Western Canada to Win a Football Championship

The Buffalo Sports Curse: 120 Years of Pain, Disappointment, Heartbreak, and Eternal Optomism

The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946-2010

Coach George Allen: A Football Life

The Cookie That Did Not Crumble

Game Changers: The Greatest Plays in Buffalo Bills Football History

Great Eighties: A Journey Through Another Exciting Decade in Pro Football History

Green Bay's Greatest: Profiles of the Packers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Gridiron Gauntlet: The Story of the Men Who Integrated Pro Football, In Their Own Words

Gridiron Legends-The Players Who Changed the Game

How Football Became Football: 150 Years of the Game's Revolution

"THE KING" Hugh McElhenny-A San Francisco 49ers Legend

Kezar Stadium: 49ers Fans Remember

The Lost Super Bowls: 1961 to 1965 - A Fictional Scrapbook

LSU Bowl Games: A Complete History

Majesty and Mayhem: Pro Football of the 1980s

The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr

Marion Motley: A Life in and Beyond Football

NFL Head Coaches: A Biographical Dictionary, 1920-2011

None Yards!: 30 Years of John Madden in the Broadcast Booth

Nifty Nineties: The Stories of an Amazing Decade in Pro Football History

Nothing Comes Easy: My Life in Football

The Original Buffalo Bills: A History of the All-America Football Conference Team

Outsiders II: Minor League and Independent Football 1951-1985

Pro Football Championships Before the Super Bowl

The Pro Football Playoff Encyclopedia

Quarterback Abstract

Starless: The 1947 Pittsburgh Steelers

Sweet Seventies: The Play-by-Play of Another Classic Decade in Pro Football History

The Super '70s: Memories from Pro Football's Greatest Era (Revised Edition)

Touchdown in Europe: How American Football Came to the Old Continent

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The Coffin Corner

The Coffin Corner

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