I have read in a book that the first football pads were leather helmets and that was it. No other pads but leather helmets.
The NFL first introduced radios in helmets in 1956. However, they were later banned until 1994, and the original radio helmet is now in the football Hall of Fame.
Leather helmets were used from the 1900's through the 1940's. The first plastic helmets were in the 1950's-60's.
Leather Helmets and that was about it at the time.
dangerous there were not any pads they just had helmets
Switzerland was the first to introduce association football (soccer) to continental Europe.
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Because the helmets were leather.