The first football helmet ever


WORLD'S FIRST
FOOTBALL HELMET

THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

What was the world's first football helmet?

Back in the days when men were men, football players saw no need for helmets until.....

Just before the 1893 Army-Navy game Navy Cadet Joseph Mason Reeves was informed by his doctor that another blow to the head would kill him, or at the very least, make him go insane.

Joseph Mason Reeves had an Annapolis shoemaker construct a leather helmet to protect his sanity and in the 1893 Army-Navy game Reeves became the first football player to wear a football helmet.

The helmet did not become mandatory until the 1930's and Dick Plasman of the Chicago Bears was the last professional football player to play without a helmet in 1940.


An Early Football Helmet - Circa 1903


The first football helmet ever

The first football helmet ever

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