They started to wear pads because some football players started to get hurt so that's why the have to wear pads.
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IN 1879 IN 1926 WHEN INJURYS WERE GETTING TO GREAT FOR THE SPORT.
In 1938, the Riddell Company designed the plastic football helmet. By 1950, almost every player was using them due to their increased comfort and safety.
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.
Leather helmets were used from the 1900's through the 1940's. The first plastic helmets were in the 1950's-60's.
I have read in a book that the first football pads were leather helmets and that was it. No other pads but leather helmets.
NFL players were first required to wear helmets in 1943. At the time, they were made of leather. They then went to being made of plastic and now are made of polycarbonate.
Chin straps come in handy by securing a helmet to the head. The are used for baseball helmets, football helmets, combat helmets, hockey helmets, and motorcycle helmets.
Information about Riddle football helmets can be found directly from their website. The following websites can also be used: Sportsunlimitedinc, Footballamerica and Yourhelmetyourway.
dangerous there were not any pads they just had helmets
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The most used, especially in younger leauges, are Schutt and Ridell helmets. In the older leagues you also start to see a more modern designed helmets that is a Revolution helmet
Football helmets that have visors on them are used to help protect the player's eyes from the sunlight, dirt or grass. An example of a football player that uses this type of helmet is Chevis Jackson.
No, it is some type of colored tape used for decorating.
Because the helmets were leather.