Green Bay Packers rookie receiver Oscar Donahue (89) goes through a drilll as training camp begins on the team's practice field across the street from new City Stadium in mid-July 1962. Coach Vince Lombardi watches at right. Press-Gazette archivesFrom the front, the pads look like aprons.
Green Bay Packers halfback Tom Moore (25) is pursued by linebacker Dan Currie (58) and defensive end Bill Quinlan (83) during the team's first full scrimmage on the team's practice field across the street from new City Stadium on July 21, 1962.Press-Gazette archivesThey appear to have been very common at Training Camp in '62.
Green Bay Packers center-linebacker Ken Iman (53) reaches out to tackle running back Paul Dudley (21) during a drill as training camp begins on the practice field across from new City Stadium in mid-July 1962. Press-Gazette archivesWe've seen other unique pads; these screencaps from other years show players wrapped in what appears to be multiple baseball catcher's chest protectors.
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