Helmet Collection Helps Son Remember Dad

A Louisiana man’s quest to honor his late father has resulted in a room full of helmets.

He’s not fussy.

Louisiana resident Raymond Johnson Jr. doesn’t need to have a superstar’s game-worn helmet to be happy. It would be nice, but it’s not the reason he’s become a collector.

Rather, Johnson is taking action on a dream he had not long after the death of his father, a generous local football coach. His collection is stored in a special room in his family’s home.

Johnson began a campaign to get a helmet from teams on all levels. Obviously, he’s had more success and more personal response from those on lower levels, but he’s also heard from some others.

Either way, it’s a fun ‘mail day’ when a package arrives at his house, according to a story in the Houma Courier.