From Ohio History Central
The Akron Indians was a professional football team in the National Football League from 1923 to 1926. In 1920, the American Professional Football Association formed. This organization became the National Football League in 1922. Among its original fourteen teams was the Akron Pros, which formed on August 20, 1920, in Akron, Ohio. The Pros won the league championship in 1920, the first team to win a championship in the American Professional Football Association.
Following winning the American Professional Football Association's championship in 1920, the team struggled. The Pros finished third in 1921 and tenth in 1922. The team only finished higher than thirteenth in the 1925 season, when it completed the season at fifth. Following the 1922 season, the Pros became the Akron Indians. This new team played for the next four seasons (1923-1926) before disbanding due to declining financial support and the team's poor record.