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.