In total, how much does all the protective gear in american football weigh?

  1. TFScientist profile image89
    TFScientistposted 5 years ago

    In total, how much does all the protective gear in american football weigh?

  2. Paul Kuehn profile image94
    Paul Kuehnposted 5 years ago

    My guess is between 5 and 10 pounds.  Most of the weight is from the shoulder pads and helmet.  There is also additional weight from the hip and rib pads which I wore when I played high school football 50 years ago.  I think the equipment is a little lighter today.

  3. Michael Domingos profile image82
    Michael Domingosposted 5 years ago

    I currently play American Football in England  for both a local team and my University.The helmet is around 4-5 pounds and shoulder pads around 5-7 pounds. The lower pads weigh hardly anything, like a pound or two and that is it. The equipment is really not that heavy on its just a case of getting used to it.

    Mike

 
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