Which U.S. President nearly banned the sport of gridiron football for being too violent and dangerous?

Answer: Theodore Roosevelt. Amidst an increasing number of deaths in the sport, Roosevelt called key football decision makers to make the game safer, or risk it being banned. The key changes they agreed saved the sport, and these included that first downs now required 10 yards instead of five.

Source: Meet the Presidents by Cindy Barden

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