Evolution of the football helmet
Hit or be hit
The game of football
But that wasn't always the case. Players went from scraps of leather to plastic face masks and now they have modern day helmets.
Helmets over the years
1920- soft leather style
1930- hard leather
1940- hard leather with graphics
1950- the single bar face mask was created
1960- plastic helmets and all players wore face mask
1970- air bladders added to helmets to soften helmets.
1980- molded polycarbonate helmets
1990- transparent face masks are added
2000- riddle releases concision reduction technology
Present- impact indicators designed to identify head injury