Did deaf football players many years ago play with
protective nose guards? One football player at
New Jersey School for the Deaf did – way back
in the 1910’s.
That nose guard is on display at Ole Jim
It is not known, however, if Gallaudet players
wore nose guards in these early days.
The nose guard is the reason for the football
sign language at New Jersey School for the Deaf –
putting the nose with four fingers meant football.