Whether you are a quarterback, running back, receiver, D-line, OT, it doesn't matter, you'll benefit from some added protection around your ribs. Football rib protectors are also known as flac jackets or rib guards. There's also the option of attaching a back plate to some of the rib protectors to offer additional protection. There are many different styles and sizes to choose from and a lot of the decision comes do to personal preference.
There are various types of rib protection. There is the standard rib pad that comes in a hard shell or a more flexible high density foam. Flac jackets are worn like a shirt and are made with moisture wicking fabric to keep you cool under your shoulder pads. Some come not only with rib protection but with additional shoulder padding. Zoombang and McDavid make the best shock absorbing padding that is worn by the pros.
One of our best selling rib protectors is made by Adams. It's available in all sizes from Pee Wee to Varsity and it offer maximum protection on the front and back. It's air cushion construction makes it lightweight and more comfortable to wear.
By Olga from Denver co on May 10, 2014
These protectors, should they be woren if you have a broken rib??
By Customer Service on May 12, 2014
Answer:Typically, rib protectors are worn to prevent rib injuries. If you have a broken bone, you should consult a physician to see if it is safe to play and if so, what protection they would recommend.