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When did the NFL Introduce Pads?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BoltsFanUK, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    I need to know when the NFL first introduced Pads..Its for my English Coursework


    Thanks

    Chris
     
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  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Hey Chris-

    While I can't find a definitive answer, here is a link to NFL history:

    http://www.nfl.com/history?campaign=gsi_g

    I went decade by decade, and while it doesn't say anywhere in the text, there is a picture of Red Grange wearing some sort of pads in the 1921-1930 section.

    The only mention I see regarding equipment was in 1948 when plastic helmets were prohibited and kicking tees were allowed.
     
  3. BoltsFanUK

    BoltsFanUK Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate..
     

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