Former Redskins linebacker Sam Huff is one of the most feared linebackers of all-time, so it probably comes as no surprise that one of his helmets features a sizeable dent.
The reason it’s there might surprise you, however.
Huff was featured in the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Week 16 “White Gloves” episode, in which a Hall of Fame official takes a careful look at various pieces of historic equipment and artifacts in its archives facility.
The episode features Huff’s helmet from his playing days with the New York Giants — before he came over to the good side with the Redskins in 1964.
According to the Hall of Fame, the dent in the helmet did not come via a collision with, for example, legendary running backs Jim Brown or Jim Taylor.
The dent actually was produced when Huff accidentally left the helmet too close to a radiator, leaving it unusable. I’m sure the Hall of Fame was happy to take that off his hands as a cool artifact.
Huff — who was originally drafted as an offensive lineman — made his name as a middle linebacker with the Giants and the Redskins. The 1982 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee was named all-NFL three times and appeared in six NFL championship games.
Here’s the video on Huff and his helmet from the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
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