Findlay Introduces New Football Helmets

By Jason Priestas on April 26, 2013 at 10:18a

The Division II Findlay Oilers football team will sport new helmets this fall with player last names on the back. Not a terrible idea for a budding program looking to generate a little pub heading into the season, but we wonder how the helmet will look on a player with a name longer than "Ford," like, Harold Jones-Quartey, for example.

Former Buckeye Verlon Reed will be sporting one of these new helmets this fall after transferring to Findlay in January and earning a spring game start at quarterback.

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bucknasty13's picture

I like them.  I think they look pretty cool.

Kaceybrown's picture

I agree. Out of curiosity, would like to see it on a buckeye helmet. 

toad1204's picture

How would you get Leon Sandcastle's full name on there?  It'd have to start on the chin strap.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Kaceybrown's picture

Imagine Epitralphabet

toad1204's picture

Hopefully the East West Bowl doesnt adopt these helmets.

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Poe McKnoe's picture

Smaller letters?
Bigger helmet?
Addressed through recruiting?

ArTbkward's picture

I hope they don't wear them with jerseys that also have their name on the back but otherwise they're ok.  I do agree it might be strange for someone with an extra long last name.

We should strive to keep thy name, of fair repute and spotless fame...

(Also, I'm not a dude)

tdible2132's picture

A lot of my family lives in Findlay and I grew up in Bowling Green (20 minutes away from Findlay), and I know a few kids that play for the Findlay Oilers football team.  Glad to see the team getting a little pub.  They have a solid program in basketball and football.

Dougger's picture

Indeed.. hoops national champs 2008! I like their campus too.
those helmets are slick even without the names

I like football

SaltyD0gg's picture

This would not have been kind to the history of OSU football. Though I dig the idea.

Pain of Discipline

Pain of Regret

Take Your Pick

D. Anthony's picture

They'd look way better if they could get the rights to the old Houston Oiler oil derrick...that logo was sweet, but I was always a huge Oilers fan so...

D. Anthony

Grant Edgell's picture

They have a Music, Mulligan, Farrakhan, Crooks and Rudolph those are going to have to go on.
Cole Stalker's will be solid -- he's a Linebacker.

toledobuckeyefanjim's picture

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos from Iowa. I'd like to see his last name on the helmet. LOL!

cronimi's picture

Maybe they could get away with--
Otherwise, it's going to be in an illegible font size.

JollyFatMan's picture


How firm thy friendship..

Hovenaut's picture

Thankfully, He Hate Me is not currently enrolled.

MN Buckeye's picture

For long last names, perhaps they could consider
super-sized helmets
two or more columns
word search