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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 game, and us sports junkies at WUSA9 are always down to learn more about the game. From covering the Washington Football Team to Terps games in College Park, Maryland, we want to always know more!

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!

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