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Learn More About Football Shoulder Pads

Play Hard & Play Safe with Football Shoulder Pads

Make sure you have the right protection for every game with top-rated football shoulder pads from DICK'S Sporting Goods. Shoulder pads are designed to absorb the impact of a big hit, which helps shield both players involved in the collision from injury. You practice hard, so don't risk getting sidelined when the game is on the line.

Poorly made or ill-fitting pads can severely limit your range of motion. Shoulder pads for football are lightweight and comfortable, allowing you to reach for that game-winning catch or slip through the defense for a key first down.

Discover football protective gear from industry-leading brands like Xenith and Douglas. Take the field in shoulder pads that offer mobility and performance while keeping you comfortable.

Stay protected from head to toe with football helmets and football cleats or get even more for the gridiron when you shop the full assortment of football gear and equipment at DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Pick the Perfect Pads for Your Performance

What are you looking for in a pair of shoulder pads? At DICK'S Sporting Goods, you'll find many variations on the classic design.

Here are some important things to keep in mind when picking your shoulder pads for football:

  • Size & Fit: Choices in this collection are available in both youth and adult sizes. Most pads offer some level of adjustability, with some featuring removable channels and pads for a more customized fit.
  • Position: Skill positions wear designs that allow for more arm flexibility, while those in the trenches wear bigger pads.
  • Chest Protection: Extra coverage is helpful in the event of an impact. Some shoulder pads come with sternum protection for optimal chest protection.

From star quarterback to backup punter, every player needs to keep their shoulders safe from impact. Football shoulder pads in this collection are made with moisture-wicking materials and provide superior airflow, making those late summer two-a-days easier to handle. From the first scrimmages of the year to the championship game, you'll love playing in these shoulder pads.