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
McDavid make the best shock absorbing padding that is worn by the
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.