Football Player Equipment

Chapter 3.3

Football is a high-contact sport. It requires lots of equipment and protection to prevent injury. Get ready to learn more about player equipment.


Since football is a high-contact sport it requires lots of equipment to be worn by the players for their protection.

Players need to wear the following:

  • a helmet with facemask
  • a jersey & numerals
  • pants
  • shoulder pads
  • thigh pads
  • knee pads
  • stockings
  • shoes

Player Numerals

Did you know that a player's numerals or the numbers on the front and back of their jersey correspond to their position and role on the field?

Rookie Road Football Numerals Image

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