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Professionals and amateurs alike wear protective head gear to reduce the chance of injury ... Before the invention of the football helmet, players would often grow their hair long, because they believed it would protect their heads. The man  ...

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One of the first instances of football headgear dates to 1896 when Lafayette College ... It is not certain who invented the football helmet.

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James Naismith, the "Father of Basketball," is said to have invented the football helmet to protect his damaged ears while playing football for the YMCA ...

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Feb 22, 2012 ... Necessity may be the mother of invention. But James Naismith was the father, twice. In 1891, while at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, ...

www.extremeteamsports.com/Football-Pop%20Warner/HistoryOfFootballHelmets.htm

One of the rarest and first leather football helmets Circa 1903. Soft, very thin leather, very thin padding. Simple and very little protection. It was created to protect ...

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The leather football helmet has it's origin more than100 years ago first worn in an 1893 Army-Navy game. An Annapolis shoemaker created the first helmet for ...

www.thrillist.com/gear/a-brief-history-of-nfl-helmets

Sep 4, 2014 ... There are three fellas who are credited with the invention of the helmet, but there's one who is the most often credited: Joseph M. Reeves.

latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/12/sports-legend-revealed-did-the-inventor-of-basketball-james-naismith-also-invent-the-football-helmet.html

Dec 7, 2010 ... FOOTBALL LEGEND: Did the inventor of basketball, James Naismith, also invent the football helmet? STATUS: A Lot of Truth to it, but I Lean ...

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/11/the-first-plastic-football-helmet-often-broke-on-impact/382383

Nov 6, 2014 ... Here, in an early demonstration of a leather football helmet, the presenter introduces the invention as "an attempt to prevent fatal injuries in ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/leatherhead-to-radio-head-the-evolution-of-the-football-helmet-56585562

Oct 1, 2012 ... There are a few different stories about the invention of the football helmet but the earliest and the most frequently told dates back to they ...