The History Of Football

How football has changed over the years.

This is a helmet players wore when football first started.

This is a more advanced helmet made in 2015.

1920's-First Pro League, Hardened leather helmet, field judge added, and felt wool and leather pads.

1930's-Roughing the passer rule, facemask added, hashmarks added, and foam padded shoulder pads were used.

1940's-Plastic helmet used, hardened leather pads used, back judge added, and chinstraps were used.

1950's-padded plastic helmets added, single bar facemask added, fiber-shell shoulder pads added, and no-grasping facemask rule added.

1960's- astro-turf-ready cleats added, goal post moved to the back, and facemasks universally used.

1970's-unsportsmanlike conduct rule, unnecessary roughness rule, side judge added, plastic helmet and full facemask added, and plastic pads added.

1980's-Qb protection, Qb kneel down rule, no chop blocking, and the runner down rule was added.

1990's-tansparent face shields were allowed, intentional grounding rule was added, 2nd gen plastic pads, and no throwing down a passer rule was added.

2000's-horse collar rule was added, field turf was added, and you  couldn't touch the kicker or punter after or before they kicked the ball.

2010's- helmet to helmet contact was banned, runner's helmet rule was added, modern cleats were added, and the kickoff was made closer to increase touchbacks.

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2 years ago
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In the first picture there is a helmet from when football first started, the second picture is a helmet during 2015.

2 years ago
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In football the goalposts were are the front of the end zone but now they are at the back so players don't get hurt if they run into them