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To protect their shoulders.

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Q: Why do football players where shoulder pads?
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What kinds of pads do football players wear?

They wear many.... you have your basic shoulder pads, knee pads, hip pads,thigh pads tail bone pads and your cup.


What brand of shoulder pads do NFL football players wear?

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When was the shoulder pads invented?

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What were 1920s football shoulder pads made out of?

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Does gear affect a football throw?

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In the NFL are players only required to wear helmet and shoulder pads?

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When were shoulder pads introduced into football?

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.


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