What Is a Bulldog Facemask?

What Is a Bulldog Facemask?

The Schutt Bulldog 2.0 Super Pro football facemask is a type of facemask worn in American football that has a design reminiscent of a bulldog's face. According to Schutt, the company that makes the product, it offers "the strongest value in the game."

The 2.0 version is an update on the original Bulldog facemask that includes additional mouthguard bars to increase protection without restricting visibility. All football facemasks directly cover the player's face and are considered important safety equipment in the sport. They became popular starting in the 1950s. Originally, only a one-bar design was offered, but now there are many variations.