Football helmets first became widespread in the s, although the level of protection they offered was minimal. Hard leather helmets lessened bumps and scratches but were ineffective in serious injury prevention and many players suffered concussions or even worse trauma. In , John T. Riddel introduced plastic helmets, which were a step up from the leather crowns that players used to wear, but still posed problems because they frequently shattered.
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No piece of sports equipment has been under the microscope quite like the football helmet. Initially designed to prevent skull injuries, today's helmet has the impossible task of protecting player's brains, something that's been subject to much theory and testing. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent trying to concoct a perfect formula of protection, and at Sports Unlimited, we're here to offer you the most choices with the fastest service you'll find anywhere. We carry a large, in-stock selection of Riddell football helmets and Schutt football helmets to ensure that whatever color or size you need, you can get it quickly.
Facemasks are undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of football equipment that you wear out on the field. Imagine putting on your football helmet with your face entirely exposed. They used to do that back in the days of leather football helmets, but with the speed and physicality of the game today, you would be walking in bad shape without a facemask. Not only do facemasks protect your eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, jaw, and chin, but they can look pretty darn intimidating while doing it. We stock a massive amount of facemasks in all different colors that are just waiting to be shipped to your door so you can get in the game this weekend.