protective equipment 
Because of the violent contact and frequency of falls, football players wear heavy protective equipment.
Padded piece of equipment designed to protect the elbow.
Padded piece of equipment that protects the player’s neck.
Device that protects the football player’s teeth; it fits between the cheeks and the teeth.
Padded piece of equipment designed to protect the forearm.
Piece of equipment that consists of rigid molded plastic designed to cover a player’s genital organs.