Football is a violent game, and Ohio State is doing every thing it can to protect its athletes. To exemplify this, the football program released a video Wednesday afternoon detailing its helmets.
They feature Riddell's Precision-Fit technology, which debuted in 2017 and was first used by Colgate University back in March.
"Riddell reps come in and do a 3-D scan of every guy's head," head football equipment manager Kevin Ries explains. "Each Precision-Fit helmet is customized to each individual player that is then finalized with a signature in the back of the helmet so you know it's designed for this individual player."
"The safest helmet is the best fitting helmet," says Riddell representative Doug Wisner. "What you want is to eliminate as much 'noise' in terms of fitting a helmet."
Once a player is scanned into the company's database, it can then share it with their future NFL team.