protective equipment 
Because of the violent contact and frequency of falls, football players wear heavy protective equipment.
Rigid jacket designed to protect the rib cage.
Heavily padded vest that protects the football player’s chest and back.
Padded piece of equipment that protects the player’s arms.
Piece of equipment that consists of rigid molded plastic designed to protect the shoulder.
Piece of equipment consisting of three rigid molds designed to protect the hips and coccyx.
Part of the hip pad that covers the coccyx.