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How many pads does a football player wear?

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2015-07-15 19:27:37
2015-07-15 19:27:37

It depends a little on the player and position, but there are 10 basic pieces of equipment helmet, shoulder pads, a tailbone pad, 2 hip pads, 2 thigh pads, 2 knee pads, and a cup. Mouthguards are pretty much necessary, but not really a pad. Outside of that some players also opt to wear flack jackets, back and/or sternum plates, neck rolls, forearm pads.

Some players do not wear a cup. (As a point of reference, virtually every Major League Baseball player wears a cup, while most NFL players do not.)

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