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Question 1: One of the first instances of football headgear dates to 1896 when ________ halfback George "Rose" Barclay began to use straps and earpieces to protect his ears.
Lafayette CollegeBucknell UniversityDickinson CollegeSwarthmore College

Question 2: A football helmet is a protective device used primarily in ________ and Canadian football, the modern hard plastic version of which was created by Paul Brown.
American footballArena footballGridiron footballTouch football (American)

Question 3: Some players add ________ visors to their helmets, which are used to protect eyes from glare and impacts.
PolystyrenePolyvinyl chloridePlasticPolycarbonate

Question 4: Typically, by the mid-1980s only placekickers and punters wore the one-bar facemask, a notable exception being Washington Redskins quarterback ________.
Paul HornungJoe MontanaJohn RigginsJoe Theismann

Question 5: Although they are protective, players can and do still suffer head injuries such as ________.
Head injuryCerebral contusionTraumatic brain injuryConcussion

Question 6: While playing for the San Diego Chargers, ________ wore a one-bar facemask for just one game (October 31, 2004) in a 42–14 win against the Oakland Raiders.
Marcus AllenDoug FlutiePeyton ManningJim Plunkett

Question 7: Many sources give credit for creation of the helmet to ________.
Dean SmithJames NaismithRoy Williams (coach)Adolph Rupp


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