LOOKING BACKBy John Turney
In 1990s Don Daly's and Bob O'Donnell volume The Pro Football Chronicle reported that Jess Richardson was the last pro football lineman to no wear a facemask. It was reiterated by Helmet Hut.com:
Hall of Fame flanker Tommy McDonald was the last position player to go maskless.
|1968 in his final season with the Browns|
There have also been some players who were part-time positional players and full-time kickers or punters.
|Bobby Joe Green|
|Lou Michaels wearing Bobby Layne's maskless helmet for kicking.|
|Garo Yepremian with the Lions|