Player safety in football has never been more important, or emphasized. Changes to the rules may help reduce harm to players but every manufacturer of football equipment is working to make sure players wearing their gear are protected as best as possible as well.
Jim Wegener, of Montana, hopes his modification to the football helmet will catch on. Wegener created a special safety latch that prevents a player’s helmet from popping off unless properly unlocked. The idea here being that a helmet will remain on a player at all times when a hard enough collision would normally knock the helmet loose, leaving the player’s head exposed. Wegener watched his modified helmet on TV last week and was pleased with the initial results.
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