To protect their shoulders.
They wear many.... you have your basic shoulder pads, knee pads, hip pads,thigh pads tail bone pads and your cup.
1940s - Shoulder Pads invented for defencemen - not used by all players. if you were looking fo hocky shoulder pads
Shoulder pads of the 1920s were made of leather and were somewhat heavier than the shoulder pads worn today.
the gear that affects a football throw would be the shoulder pads because when you throw a ball your shoulder will rotate and when your shoulder pads are there then it interferes with your arm and shoulder
Yes, I play football at the Pro level and there are many skilled position players as well as special teams players that only wear shoulder pads and helmets.. In practice we sometimes only wear shoulder pads and helmets we call it pro-pads we also wear this during training camp a lot and when we are not going to hit full speed.
High school and college players are required to wear; helmet, mouth piece, shoulder pads, hip pads, a butt pad, thigh pads, knee pads, and clears. A lot of the time you'll see nfl players not using their knee pads and or thigh pads bc they aren't required
In 1910, the rules of football changed and shoulder pads were introduced. This was done in an effort to lessen the number of injuries and fatalities.
Brett Favre wears american football shoulder pads.
In Grid Iron They just wear a t-shirt then their shoulder pads then their jersy.In Australian football all they wear is their their jersy.All male football players wear groin cups.