If the college football season goes on as scheduled, helmets might look a little different than in the past. According to the Athletic, over 50 Division 1 programs including Marshall have ordered the Schutt Splash Shield. It’s an attachment to the helmet that covers players’ eyes and mouths during competition.
While his shipment hasn’t arrived yet, Marshall Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Operations Trevor Lambert thinks the shields could be effective at slowing the spread of germs during games and practices.
Schutt isn’t the only company working to make football safer this Fall. In May, the NFLPA announced it was partnering with Oakley to develop a visor made out of N95 materials.