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Encyclopedia > Football helmet
Group of men drilling in football helmets
Group of men drilling in football helmets

A football helmet is a protective device used primarily in American football and Canadian football which was created by Paul Brown. It consists of a hard plastic top with thick padding on the inside, a facemask made of one or more metal bars, and a chinstrap used to secure the helmet. Some players add polycarbonate visors to their helmets, which are used to protect eyes from glare and impacts. Helmets are a requirement at all levels of organized football, except for non-tackle variations such as flag football. Although they are protective, players can and do still suffer head injuries such as concussion. Each position has a different type of face mask to balance protection and visibility. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1787x2547, 3181 KB) Falcons sophomore halfback Chad Smith leads fellow backs through an agility drill. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1787x2547, 3181 KB) Falcons sophomore halfback Chad Smith leads fellow backs through an agility drill. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Canadian football is a sport in which two teams of twelve players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (100. ... Paul Eugene Brown (September 7, 1908 - August 5, 1991) was an athletics coach of American football and a major figure in the development of the National Football League. ... Polycarbonates are a particular group of thermoplastic polyesters. ... An Intramural game of co-ed flag football at the University of Texas at Austin Flag football is a version of American football that is popular across the United States and Europe. ... Concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is the most common and least serious type of traumatic brain injury. ...

Football team, turn of the century
Football team, turn of the century

One of the first instances of football headgear dates to 1896 when Lafayette College halfback George "Rose" Barclay, began to use straps and earpieces to protect his ears. Additionally, other sources credit the invention of the football helmet to United States Naval Academy Midshipman Cadet Joseph M. Reeves (later to become the "Father of Carrier Aviation"), who had a protective device for his head made out of mole skin to allow him to play in the 1893 Army-Navy game. Later helmets were made of padded leather, and resembled aviators' helmets. In professional football, at least, they were also optional. Some National Football League players, notably Hall-of-Famer Bill Hewitt, played all or most of their careers helmetless. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (897 × 600 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 535 pixelsFull resolution (897 × 600 pixel, file size: 124 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) http://www. ... Year 1896 (MDCCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar). ... Lafayette College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Easton, Pennsylvania, USA. The school, founded in 1826 by the citizens of Easton, first began holding classes in 1832. ... Joseph Mason Bull Reeves (November 20, 1872-March 25, 1948) was an admiral in the United States Navy, who was an early and important supporter of U.S. Naval Aviation. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... William Ernest Hewitt (October 8, 1909 - January 14, 1947) was a former American football end in the NFL. He played five seasons for the Chicago Bears (1932-1936), three for the Philadelphia Eagles (1937-1939), and one for the Phil-Pitt Steagles (1943). ...


By the mid 1940s, helmets were finally required in the NFL. They were still made of leather, but with improved manufacturing techniques had assumed their more familiar spherical shape. By the 1950s, the introduction of polymers brought the leather helmet era to an end. The face mask was also introduced around this time, reducing the number of broken noses and teeth, but also necessitating new rules prohibiting opposing players from grabbing the face mask, a dangerous action which can call for a penalty of 5 or 15 yards, depending on severity and intention. The Los Angeles Rams were the first NFL team to put logos on their helmets, and as of 2006 only the Cleveland Browns do not have any form of primary logo on their helmets. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2002, American football equipment manufacturer Riddell released a new design of helmet called the Revolution [1]. The newer design was released in response to a study on concussions. The design is becoming more popular in the NFL and NCAA, being used by notables such as Peyton Manning, Dwight Freeney, Casey Hampton, and Notre Dame's Brady Quinn. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Riddell is an American based company specializing in sports equipment for football, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, track and field, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts. ... Casey Hampton (born September 3, 1977 in Galveston, Texas) is an American Football nose tackle who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. ... Brayden Tyler Brady Quinn (born October 27, 1984) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. ...


The helmet will sometimes be wrenched from a player's head in the jostling of a play and leave the player vulnerable to injury. Sports Illustrated for January 15, 2007, includes a couple of photos of Jeremy Shockey of the New York Giants, showing a good deal of courage in continuing to push for extra yardage in a playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles, despite having lost his helmet during the play. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Jeremy Charles Shockey (born August 18, 1980 in Ada, Oklahoma) is a professional American football player, currently playing tight end for the New York Giants of the NFL. // A 1998 graduate of Ada High School in Oklahoma, Jeremy lettered all four seasons , playing mostly at wide receiver and outside linebacker. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


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Football helmet - Patent 6934971 (9520 words)
The football helmet of claim 15, wherein the shock absorbing liner is releaseably connected to the inner wall surface of the shell by the liner connector.
The football helmet of claim 34, wherein the inflation valve is associated with an inflation port disposed in the shell, the inflation port being disposed in the outer wall surface of the shell and passing through the shell to the inner wall surface of the shell.
The football helmet of claim 56 wherein the jaw flap resides in a plane that is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis.
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