The players choose whether or not to wear the numbers of fallen NFL players during the season. New England is not the only team to choose not to wear Sean Taylor's number on the back of their helmet. The 91 on the back of New England's helmet represents the number of their teammate Marquise Hill who died during the summer of 2007 in a boating accident.
Helmets were worn by most NFL players when the league started in 1920, however they were not made mandatory until 1943. The NCAA did not require players to wear helmets until 1939.
Baseball helmets became popular in the 1950s although wearing a helmet at bat was not made a mandatory rule until 1971.
they cant even grab their hair because they are wearing helmets
Back in the early 40's when T.V.'s came out
By tying a scarf or some cloth on your head before wearing helmets.
There will be a so many members 2 death a not a wearing helmets in texas
because in the rain or snow the leather would get wet and not protect as well as now with the metal helmets and it saves many concussions from happening on the football field.
The wearing of helmets became compulsory after the death of Andrey Kivilev in 2003.
NHL players started wearing helmets as soon as the the 1928-29 season when Boston Bruins' player George Owen wore one. However, they carried a negative stigma that they did not begin to shed until after Bill Masterson died after suffering severe brain trauma in 1968. After that players began wearing helmets more often and in 1979 the league mandated that any players who signed professional contracts after that date would be required to wear a helmet. Players already playing in the league were exempt from this new rule. Craig McTavish would be the last player to play in the NHL without a helmet, retiring after the 1996-97 season.
Teams wear numbers on the back of the helmets to honor players who have passed away. All teams in the NFL this week are wearing a '21' on their helmets to honor former Redskins safety Sean Taylor who was murdered a few days back.