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Before There Were Helmets

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Packer fans are among the very few who can tell other fans, "Please... our team was playing with leather hats before your team was even born." This series of articles will take a look back at the men who made the Packers great before most teams even existed. It wasn't until 1943 that the NFL required use of helmets. Prior to that most players chose to don leather helmets to absorb some of the shock, but many players still knocked bare skulls with the other team. In this series, we'll look at the Packer player who made the Hall of…

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