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Team namesake and patriarch Paul Brown conceived the single-bar facemask. He ordered equipment manager Leo Murphy to fashion an appliance to keep quarterback Otto Graham on the field during a game in 1953. Graham's mouth had been torn open, but he came back after halftime and managed a victory.
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History recalls the last player in the NFL to not wear a facemask was either Pat Studstill of the Rams or Bobby Joe Green of the Bears. Both were punters and retired in the early 1970s. Wide receiver Tommy McDonald and quarterback Bobby Layne played in the 60s without wearing a face mask.

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Mark Mullaney, DE, Vikings 1975-1986

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