Ohio State football helmets through the years
There’s no denying that the Ohio State football program currently has one of the most iconic helmets in the game. But the current, traditional version hasn’t always been what each player strapped on. In fact, you might be surprised to know that the current, classic look has been in place only since 1979.
Before that, players running out of the tunnel to play for the scarlet and gray had some subtle differences as the helmet evolved through the years, while other times the changes were very drastic and changed the look of the team entirely.
And with more and more alternate jerseys and helmets making the rounds, the piece of the football wardrobe known as the image of the program has had a lot more designs and variations.
We decided to take a look at the history of the Ohio State football helmet so you can get a little more acclimated to where things started, what other designs have been introduced, and where things stand today.
Here’s a brief look at the history of the Ohio State football helmet designs through the years.