Clemson Tigers install cameras in quarterback helmets (Photo)


Nov 17, 2012; Charleston, SC, USA; A Clemson Tigers helmet during the second half against the NC State Wolfpack at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 62-48. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

The idea of putting cameras on football helmets isn’t exactly new.

We’ve seen GoPro’s attached to helmets before, but we haven’t really seen them built in – until now.

Clemson University has installed built-in cameras to the helmets of their quarterbacks, releasing a photo of the new lids on their Instagram page recently.

Per College Spun:

Friday, the Tigers Instagram account tweeted out a photo of Clemson’s quarterback helmets, which have Schutt Sports cameras installed right above the top bar of the facemask. The assumption here is that they’ll use the footage to help their signal-callers make better decisions on the field.

Obviously these won’t be used in games however they’d presumably be used in practice to help the players and coaches get a better understand of what’s going on via a field level point of view.

It’s one thing to tell a quarterback what he missed on a read, but it’s another to actually show him with the evidence showing the first hand, point of view vantage point.

Have to think it’s only a matter of time until all helmets have this technology.


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