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Because of the violent contact and frequency of falls, football players wear heavy protective equipment.
protective equipment [2] rib pad chest protector arm guard shoulder pad hip pad lumbar pad

rib pad click to hear

Rigid jacket designed to protect the rib cage.

chest protector click to hear

Heavily padded vest that protects the football player’s chest and back.

arm guard click to hear

Padded piece of equipment that protects the player’s arms.

shoulder pad click to hear

Piece of equipment that consists of rigid molded plastic designed to protect the shoulder.

hip pad click to hear

Piece of equipment consisting of three rigid molds designed to protect the hips and coccyx.

lumbar pad click to hear

Part of the hip pad that covers the coccyx.