College football helmets are more than a modern safety device for players. The helmets have become synonymous with the programs themselves as instantly-recognizable identifiers both on the field and in the hearts of football fans across the nation.
From the famous winged helmet of Michigan to the 24-carat gold paint of Notre Dame and from the Seminole spear of Florida State to the classic, block numbers of Alabama, college football helmets have become as much a part of the game as anything else.
But unlike helmets like the ones just mentioned, some designs miss the mark—badly.
Far from instilling pride and the warm tingling of excitement in fans, we've selected 25 designs that are amongst the most ho-hum in college football.
Here are the least inspiring helmet designs in the nation.