Friday, March 19, 2010
Today’s Football Helmets
Football players must were helmets, to protect their heads from injury, in the National Football League. If a player takes their helmet off on the field, they will receive a penalty unless there is a time out. Today’s helmets are made out of polycarbonate. This material is strong and flexible. Padding is put inside helmets to cushion player’s heads. Also, today’s football helmets have face masks and chin straps. These help protect the faces of the players. There are many different styles of face masks in football. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, cornerbacks, kickers, and punters wear small face masks because they must have a good view of the field. Offensive linemen, defensive linemen, linebackers, tight ends, and running backs wear larger face masks because they get hit around a lot more than the other positions. Football helmets also have team logos on them. There are different logos for all football leagues. Today’s football helmets are designed to protect football players against head injuries.