The Massillon Tigers were an early professional football team from Massillon, Ohio.
Playing in the “Ohio League”, the team won the championships in 1903, 1904, 1905, and 1906, then merged to become “All-Massillons” to win another title in 1907. The team returned as the Tigers in 1915 but only won one more Ohio League title.
The Massillon Tigers opted not to join the American Professional Football Association (now the National Football League, NFL) in 1920 and it remained an independent club until 1923, when the team came to an end. During their time as an independent, the Tigers never played against any team in the NFL, even though several other independent teams did. The Massillon Tigers team name was transferred to Massillon Washington High School, who still uses it today.