“Aprons” Take Shock From Grid Scrimmage (Dec, 1941)

“Aprons” Take Shock From Grid Scrimmage

ANOTHER step away from – the fierce clash of football as it was played in the days of the “flying wedge” is the “scrimmage apron,” invented this fall for use by the elite of present-day college grid stars. In the photo at the right, the Columbia University Lions are shown wearing the new padding device, with Horace Potter shown tackling Paul Governali, the ball carrier. The protectors are designed to be worn only in practice sessions. Their purpose is to eliminate the danger of injury.

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