Exhibition: Paul Brown - Innovator

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017 at 9:30am


This segment, Paul Brown: Innovator, will focus on game changes Brown created that continue to influence football today. While coaching in Massillon, Brown first used game films to scout opponents and improve his own team. He tested players on their knowledge of a playbook. He hired full-time assistants, conceived the idea of a booster club, devised the draw play, and created the taxi squad. Most notably, he invented the modern face mask.Guest curator Ben Ankrum developed interactive components to engage guests in the gallery. They can match diagrams to plays, answer questions about playbook passages and game clips, write comments on post-it notes, and take selfies in a mirror to appear to be wearing a helmet with a single-bar face mask.