Gridiron Safety Gadgets (Nov, 1955)

Gridiron Safety Gadgets

New armor, new training techniques and devices keep a Long Island high school team at full fighting strength.

Plastic face guard, rubber pad minimize injuries to nose, eyes, teeth.

Glen Cove, N. Y., high school players demonstrate stages in buildup of body protection.

Post running develops agility, which means better trained, less injury-prone athletes.

Keeping pipe between legs, he hurdles rubber arms of “nimblizer” training device.

Rubber arms pull at his; this gadget has cut down fumbles by Glen Cove team.

Portable blocking dummies give blockers and holders specialized muscle training.

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