Founded by John Tate Riddell, Des Plaines, Illinois-based Riddell is a sports equipment company best known for creating the first plastic suspension football helmet in 1939. Today, Riddell is the official helmet of the NFL, and its sporting gear is used in a number of sports incl... Read Moreuding football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Riddell carries varsity helmets, youth helmets, facemasks, helmet accessories such as chin straps and jaw pads, varsity shoulder pads, youth shoulder pads, football body pads, and game and practice wear such as stock jerseys, girdles, and belts. Riddell also carries footballs such as the Riddell RDJ Junior Football, Riddell RDP Peewee Football, and Riddell Youth Rubber Football. Additionally, Riddell offers NFL, college, and MLB fan shop products.