Alabama Crimson Tide 1962-64 (Joe Namath '64) College Throwback Full Size Helmet by Helmet Hut

Alabama Crimson Tide 1962-64 (Joe Namath '64) College Throwback Full Size Helmet
Price: $169.00

Alabama Crimson Tide 1962-64 (Joe Namath '64) College Throwback Full Size Helmet by Helmet Hut. Just as they were produced years ago, each helmet is individually painted, with hand applied decals/striping and manually assembled from more than 70 parts. Each helmet comes with a vintage shaped shell, classic facemask, old style rivets and hardware, original patented suspension webbing, and genuine leather jaw pads and headband "old school" chin strap. This helmet is a detailed reproduction of Joe Namath's 1964 Alabama helmet. It had not taken Coach Bear Bryant long to establish himself as one of the best in the nation and move the Tide to a National Championship, taking them from the depths of the SEC. The 1961 title seemed to be a natural progression of the plan he installed upon his return to Tuscaloosa in 1958. As Bama tackle and future Clemson and Florida head coach Charlie Pell stated, the principal lesson he learned from his coach was to "think, then make a plan, then set about making it come true." Bryant had and the emphasis had been and remained on defense going into the 1962 season but Bear was smart enough to realize that he had a quarterback who could throw as well as run. What is often lost among Joe Namath's passing legacy is that he was an effective and excellent runner, a true athletic marvel prior to his knee injuries.