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 beli...
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 ...
One of the rarest and first leather football helmets Circa 1903. Soft, very thin ... It
was created to protect from the dreaded "cauliflower ear". (It didn't provide much ...
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 ...
Aug 22, 2015 ... In today's game of football, helmets are vital to preserving the health of ... These
helmets were invented in the 1950s but banned from NFL ...
Learn about the football helmet's creation and evolution. ... However, when the
game was first invented, the idea of players wearing helmets was still years away
Nov 14, 2012 ... Take a graphical look at how football headgear has evolved from the time of
Curly Lambeau in the 1920s to Wes Welker in the modern NFL.
May 20, 2014 ... Helmet Hut has a deep collection of football helmets and masks with .... leads to
the mistaken belief that he invented the football facemask.
It is not certain who invented the football helmet. In 1896 Lafayette College
halfback George Barclay began to use straps and earpieces to protect his ears.
wikispaces.psu.edu/display/PSUSportsMuseum/Leather Football Helmet History
May 24, 2010 ... Soon after the end of the American Civil War, the leather football helmet had not
been invented. Around 1865, colleges began organizing ...