Thursday, February 07, 2013

Iconic NFL Helmets

A list of some of the most recognizable helmets for each NFL franchise. As you can tell, I am partial to helmets from the 60’s and 70’s.

BEARS: Dick Butkus’ bird cage, Gale Sayers’ white mask
BENGALS: Greg Cook’s “BENGALS” helmet, Chris Collinsworth’s striped helmet
BILLS: OJ Simpson’s double bar, Mark Kelso’s soft-shelled helmet
BRONCOS: brown bucking bronco helmet
BROWNS: Jim Brown’s double bar, Lou Groza’s bird cage
BUCCANEERS: Steve Young’s white helmet, Martin Gramatica’s copper helmet
CARDINALS: Jim Bakken’s single bar
CHARGERS: Lance Alworth’s single bar
CHIEFS: Willie Lanier’s soft shell, Otis Taylor’s double single-bar
COLTS: Tom Matte’s single bar, Bubba Smith’s bird cage
COWBOYS: Eddie LeBaron’s white helmet, Rafael Septien’s single bar
DOLPHINS: Bob Griese’s & Larry Csonka’s Dungard masked helmets, Garo Yepremian’s single bar
EAGLES: Norm Van Brocklin’s single bar, Chuck Bednarik’s bird cage
FALCONS: Billy Lothridge’s single bar, Ray Brown’s huge mask
49ERS: YA Tittle’s Lucite mask, John Brodie’s double bar
GIANTS: Sam Huff’s bird cage, Pete Gogalak’s single bar, Justin Tuck’s huge mask
JAGUARS: inaugural leaping jaguar helmet
JETS: Joe Namath’s bird cage, Don Maynard’s single bar
LIONS: Gail Cogdil’s single bar, Alex Karras’ bird cage
OILERS: George Blanda’s double-bar
PACKERS: Boyd Dowler’s single bar, Jerry Kramer’s bird cage
PANTHERS: John Kasay’s single bar, Reggie White’s bird cage
PATRIOTS: Gino Cappaletti’s single bar Pat Patriot helmet
RAIDERS: Fred Biletnikoff’s ancient helmet
RAMS: Elroy Hirsh’s leather helmet, Norm Van Brocklin’s single bar, Merlin Olsen’s bird cage
RAVENS: Ray Lewis 2013 Super Bowl helmet
REDSKINS: Sam Huff’s feather helmet, Bobby Mitchell’s spear helmet, Billy Kilmer’s single bar helmet
SAINTS: Tom Dempsey’s bird cage, Billy Kilmer’s single bar
SEAHAWKS: Jim Zorn’s Dungard mask
STEELERS: Terry Bradshaw’s first Super Bowl helmet with Dungard mask
TEXANS: Matt Schaub’s original cage
TITANS: Gary Anderson’s single bar
VIKINGS: Joe Kapp’s single bar, Jim Marshall’s bird cage, Alan Page’s Dungard mask

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