Gophers DL Gets Justin Tuck Facemask
At 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds, Minnesota defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman is already an intimidating presence. Yet as far as he’s concerned, there can never be too much of a good thing.
This is the what opposing offensive linemen, quarterbacks, ball-carriers and pass-catchers will be staring at whenever Hageman is lined up across from them this season.
— Gopher Equipment (@GopherFBEquip) July 11, 2013
No doubt influenced by New York Giants DT Justin Tuck’s well-known facemask, this thing is all kinds of terrifying. However, as the Gophers equipment room points out, Hageman is the only player to be wearing this particular model, the Riddell Speed Classic.
There’s also something about the black in the facemask that enhances its intimidation factor.