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13. What football uniform innovation popularized in the 1970s has since been outlawed?

Flimsy tear-away jerseys made from T-shirt-like fabrics, now banned, were worn by running backs as an aid in breaking tackles. Defenders who grabbed a ball carrier’s jersey might wind up holding the jersey, but let the running back get away. During Earl Campbell’s 1977 Heisman Trophy season at the University of Texas, he went through roughly 90 jerseys

Flimsy tear-away jerseys made from T-shirt-like fabrics, now banned, were worn by running backs as an aid in breaking tackles. Defenders who grabbed a ball carrier’s jersey might wind up holding the jersey, but let the running back get away. During Earl Campbell’s 1977 Heisman Trophy season at the University of Texas, he went through roughly 90 jerseys

Flimsy tear-away jerseys made from T-shirt-like fabrics, now banned, were worn by running backs as an aid in breaking tackles. Defenders who grabbed a ball carrier’s jersey might wind up holding the jersey, but let the running back get away. During Earl Campbell’s 1977 Heisman Trophy season at the University of Texas, he went through roughly 90 jerseys

Flimsy tear-away jerseys made from T-shirt-like fabrics, now banned, were worn by running backs as an aid in breaking tackles. Defenders who grabbed a ball carrier’s jersey might wind up holding the jersey, but let the running back get away. During Earl Campbell’s 1977 Heisman Trophy season at the University of Texas, he went through roughly 90 jerseys

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Teflon-coated football pants

 

Rubber helmets

 

Tear-away jerseys

 

Flip-up face masks

 
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