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Game Day Guru: DC football, deaf community helped popularize the huddle

According to Gallaudet's website, quarterback Paul Hubbard started the huddle in the late 1800s so another deaf team couldn't see him using sign language.

WASHINGTON — Football is a great sport, and we at WUSA9 want you to know all you can about the game during the 2021 season.

But did you know that the huddle was invented by a school right here in D. C.?

According to Gallaudet's website, quarterback Paul Hubbard started the huddle in the late 1800s so another deaf team couldn't see him using sign language.

Now the huddle is used all over the world and in a variety of team sports like football, baseball, basketball and lacrosse!

Whether it's covering the Washington Football Team, Maryland Terps games in College Park or your local high school, WUSA9 has you covered this football season.

Check out all our Game Day Guru facts on wusa9.com/gamedayguru

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