The Age of Armour
Football equipment in the past, like in the first game of Rutgers vs. Princeton, was basicall like wearing some pants and a sweatshirt and a winter hat. Now a days we wear shoulder pads, a cushioned helmet, pads in our pants, but they have always worn cleats. Back then because of the lack of safety and equipment, or "Armour," just about every game had a severe injury and even deaths would occur in a few games. in 1905 through 1908 18 deaths had occured on the football field.