Sporting history builds with a series of different source material – game film, statistics, and newspaper articles meld with folklore and oral histories. Then, of course, there are the objects. A welcome portion of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website introduces visitors to new acquisitions. Currently included is the above helmet, worn by quarterback Doug Williams in Super Bowl XXII (where he lead the Redskins to victory over the Denver Broncos) and Floyd Little’s jersey from his last season with the Broncos in 1975.

These objects do more than just celebrate the players, they also remind of the values of seasons past and allow an opportunity to think of how safety measures and uniforms have developed over time.

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