Evolution of the football helmet, including those emblems we’re so used to seeing

By Kurt Snibbe

Pro football teams didn’t always sport their identification on their helmets. The first team to do so was the Los Angeles Rams, who 70 years ago put an emblem on their headgear. Today’s football helmets have come a long way in the past seven decades. Let’s take a look at their form and function.

A 1948 Rams helmet was bought at auction by SCP Auctions in January 2017 for more than $9,500.

Scoring with art

Los Angeles Rams halfback Fred Gehrke was an artist and designer in the offseason. He took it upon himself to make the Rams’ brown leather helmets a bit [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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