Football Knee Braces

No matter how hard you train, an injury can sideline you for the season... or for good. The key to staying in the game is injury prevention. Football places a large amount of impact on your knees. ACL braces are essential because playing football puts your ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) at risk for injury. Football players put an extra amount of pressure on their knees because of all the tackling, sharp turning, and lateral movement in this sport. All this movement can move your tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone) in ways that overstretch and strain the ligaments in the knee. A football knee brace helps reduce the chances of this happening, and keeps you on the field longer and your body healthier. Our bracing experts recommend these knee braces for football players. Need additional help selecting a brace? Check our guide to football knee braces or use our guided tool, Brace Advisor, for recommendations based on any previous injury, injury prevention and level of activity.

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  1. View Details donjoy-defiance-iii-custom-knee-brace
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    Customized ligament protection for your knee. Ideal for athletes who participate in contact sports and want to prevent a knee ligament injury or re-injury. Learn More
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    DonJoy Performance Bionic Knee Brace
    Special Price $69.99 Regular Price $91.99
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    (67) Reviews
    Support for MCL/LCL instabilities, hyperextension and general meniscus support. Learn More
  3. View Details DonJoy Reaction Knee Brace - Gray
    Special Price $74.99 Regular Price $150.95
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    (151) Reviews
    Our best solution for anterior pain. Innovative design works to shift weight away from the painful areas in the knee. Learn More
  4. View Details DonJoy Performer Hinged Patella Knee Brace
    Special Price $56.64 Regular Price $56.64
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    For mild ligament sprains, strains, patellar instabilities Learn More
  5. View Details DonJoy Lateral J Patella Knee Brace Drytex
    Special Price $34.99 Regular Price $58.23
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    Stabilizes the kneecap. Patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for airflow while still giving ample support and compression. Learn More
  6. View Details Webtech Short Knee Brace - Black
    DonJoy Performance Webtech Short Knee Brace
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    Silicone web evenly distributes pressure to the Quad and Patellar Tendon Learn More
  7. View Details Webtech Knee Strap - Slime Green
    DonJoy Performance Webtech Knee Strap
    Special Price $29.99 Regular Price $40.99
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    Silicone band supports the Patellar Tendon Learn More
  8. View Details Bionic FullStop Knee Brace on Skin
    DonJoy Performance Bionic FullStop Knee Brace
    Special Price $219.99 Regular Price $269.99
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    Hinge ACL protection for recovery and to help injury prevention. Learn More
  9. View Details AnaForm 4MM Open Patella Knee Sleeve - On-Skin - Front - Black
    Special Price $26.99 Regular Price $47.99
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    4mm neoprene sleeve with open Patella for added knee support Learn More
  10. View Details Defender Knee Pads - On-Body - Front - Black
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    Designed to absorb shock and protect from bruises or other common impact injuries. Learn More
  11. View Details Anaform Dual PinPoint Knee Strap - Black - On-Skin - Front
    DonJoy Performance Dual Pinpoint Knee Strap
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    Dual strap that helps to alleviate quad pressure and patellar pain due to jumper’s knee or runner’s knee. Learn More
  12. View Details DonJoy Performance Bionic Drytex Knee Sleeve - X-Large
    DonJoy Performance Bionic Drytex Knee Sleeve
    Special Price $79.99 Regular Price $105.99
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    Joint stabilizing, bilateral hinged knee sleeve with an open patella design. Learn More
  13. View Details DonJoy A22 Custom Knee Brace
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    Custom fit, lightweight titanium brace offers our top ACL protection for non-contact sports and some football positions. Learn More
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Preventing Injuries with Knee Braces for Football Players

One of the keys to helping prevent a knee injury while playing football is to ensure that you have selected the proper knee brace for your need and position. Using our guide to football knee braces, you will learn about knee braces for existing or previous injuries like ACL, LCL, PCL, and MCL instabilities or tears, braces for linemen, braces to help prevent hyperextension, custom knee braces for those looking for the most durable support and more.

Are you or your child dealing with a torn ACL and want to get back on the field? Check out our infographic on ACL Injuries and our 3-part series on football injuries: what are they, how to prevent them and how to treat them including how wearing an ACL brace during football will help.

Need to buy your child a brace? Review this guide on how to purchase your athlete a knee brace for playing football.

Reviews on Knee Braces for Football

From Blake, about DonJoy Defiance: "I bought this knee brace a little over 2 years ago because I had severe knee pain as a high school football player. I bought this brace and wore it for about 8 months and NOW i don't even have to wear it anymore! It's as almost as if the brace fixed my knee! INCREDIBLE!"

From Schrock53, about DonJoy FullForce: "Wore this brace during football while I had a torn ACL and it felt almost as if I didn't have a torn ACL. This brace was everything and more than what I expected it to be like. Thanks Donjoy for allowing me to finish my senior season of football."