best live chat
view cart
Shop All Football
Home / Football / Football Rib Protectors< Back to Football

Football Rib Protectors

XTECH Football Rib/Back Plate Combo
Douglas Battlefield Removable Football Rib Protector
Douglas JP Series Youth Football Rib Protector
Douglas Legacy Adult Football Rib Protector - 4 Inch
Douglas SP Series Adult Football Rib Protector - 4 Inch
Douglas SP Series Adult Football Rib Protector - 6 Inch
Under Armour Adult Football Padded Top
Under Armour Youth Football Padded Shirt
Schutt Youth Football Rib Protector
Schutt Varsity Football Rib Protector
Schutt AiR Maxx Football Rib Protector
Schutt Lightweight Varsity Football Rib Protector Vest
Schutt Lightweight Youth Football Rib Protector Vest
Schutt Youth Lightweight Football Rib Protector Shirt
Schutt Hard Shell Football Rib Vest
Riddell Youth Rib Vest
Riddell Youth Football Rib Belt
Riddell SPK Extended Football Rib Belt
Riddell SPK Flat Football Rib Belt
Riddell Power SPX Football Rib Belt
Riddell Varsity Football Rib Vest
Riddell Varsity Football Rib Belt
Douglas Custom Pro Rib Combo W/O Plastic Football Rib Protector
Douglas Custom Pro Football Adjustable Rib Protector Combo - 4 inch
Douglas Custom Pro Football Adjustable Rib Protector Combo
Adams 200 Youth Football Rib Blocking Vest
Adams Football Youth Flac Jacket Rib Vest
Adams Adult Compression Football Integrated Flac Jacket
Adams VS500 Adult Football Rib Blocking Vest
Gear Pro-Tec Z-Cool Youth Football Rib Combo Protector
Gear Pro-Tech Z Cool Walk Thru and Injury Vest
Youth Football Rib Guards & Flac Jackets Adult Football Rib Guards & Flac Jackets

It doesnít matter whether you are a quarterback, running back, receiver, defensive or offensive line, you can always benefit from some added protection around your ribs. Football rib protectors, also known as flac jackets or rib guards, are the ideal addition to a pair of football shoulder pads. Thereís 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 down 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. Football manufacturers like Schutt, Xenith, Riddell, Douglas, and Gear Pro-Tec have all designed rib protectors that mount to their respective shoulder pads.

One of our best selling youth football rib protectors is made by Adams. Itís available in all sizes from Pee Wee to Varsity, and offers maximum protection on the front and back. Itís air cushion construction makes it lightweight and more comfortable to wear.

Q & A
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

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.