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Q: What year did hitting with helmet in a players head become a penalty?
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What is spearing in football?

Hitting an opposing player with the crown of your helmet. Spearing is a fifteen yard penalty.


Are there a penalty on helmet to helmet contact on open field runners?

I do not think so it's only on defenseless players.


Can you grab the defensive players helmet?

No. Grasping any part of the helmet or the chin strap will result in a personal foul penalty.


If a defender takes an offensive player's helmet off is it a facemask in football?

Yes. If you remove a players helmet it is a 15 yard penalty. If you are defense and he is offense, it is an automatic first down.


Is there a penalty for using your helmet when tackling an NFL quarterback?

15 yards is the penalty for spearing.


How many players get hurt in helmet to helmet contact?

a lot


When a players helmet comes off is the play dead?

no, it goes just like if his helmet was on


Why do football players were the helmet?

To protect their heads!


How many nfl players get concussions each year from helmet to helmet contact?

34 to 100


What is the rule on helmet to helmet contact?

In American Football, hitting another player with the top of your helmet used to be called spearing but is now called "targeting with the crown of your helmet". It is a 15 yard penalty if committed by an offensive player and a 15 yards / automatic 1st down if called against a defensive player. The yards are added to the end of the play if called against a defensive player.


Is a helmet hit below the knee a penalty hit?

it is not a penalty if the person you hit is the ball carrier. but it is however a penalty if the hit a lineman or any other non ball carrier.


What helmets do NFL players use?

the official helmet company of the NFL is Riddell, so most players in the NFL wear those, because in order to wear any other helmet the players have to have the name of the company taken off the helmet. ive noticed that most players wear the Revolution Speed by Riddell. its the best helmet that Riddell produces. ive only seen two other players wearing a helmet by another company although im sure there are more, Chad Ochocinco and Justin Tuck both wear the Ion 4D by Schutt which is the best helmet made to this point.