Here’s a collection of all of the compression pieces you may need beneath your uniform and pads.
Girdles: Worn beneath football pants
Tights: Worn beneath football pants, but over any kind of athletic supporter or girdle
Rib Protectors, Shirts, and Vests: Worn beneath shoulder pads
Socks: Worn on the foot and calf
Padded Forearm, Turf, and Elbow Compression Sleeves: Worn on the forearm and elbow. Forearm and elbow pads are good for linebackers to protect their arms and joints from extra damage. They may also provide extra support for recovering injuries. Turf sleeves are specifically designed to help the receiver tuck the ball into the cradle of the forearm and keep it in place.