Leo_Lyon.pngHistorical Character

Name: Leo Lyons

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Race/Ethnicity: White/American

Profession: Owner/Head Coach of the Rochester Jeffersons

Location: Edgerton Park

Personal Traits. Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
Athletic, charismatic, energetic, optimistic, good leadership qualities.
Average height. Strong, not too stocky build. Short brown hair.

Biography (ca. 1921):
In 1908, Leo Lyons started playing semi-professional football for the Rochester Jeffersons. By 1910, he became manager of the team in addition to being a player. He led the team to many successes, including the Rochester city championship. In 1920, Lyons represented Rochester in a meeting to start the American Professional Football Association (later named the NFL). Unfortunately, although the Jeffersons excelled in the local level, they couldn't hold up in a more professional league. They remained in the NFL from 1920-1925. Poor performance led to low spectator turnouts, so the team didn't make enough money to stay afloat, and Lyons personally lost money he had invested into the team.