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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
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