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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  • Best Seller

    DonJoy

    Defiance III Custom Knee Brace

    $899.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    Recognized as the best ligament protection available. Top-of-line protection that is custom fit for your leg. Ideal for athletes who participate in contact sports and want to prevent a knee ligament injury or re-injury. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Armor Knee Brace with FourcePoint Hinge

    $549.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    The strongest and most supportive off-the-shelf option for contact sports with added ACL support via the FourcePoint Hinge. Read More
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    DonJoy

    Playmaker II Knee Brace

    $189.99
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    Improved Playmaker! Immeasurable comfort. Ideal for mild to moderate ACL, MCL and LCL instabilities. Read More
  • DonJoy

    FullForce Ligament Knee Brace

    $524.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    Provides complete protection of the ACL for athletes who don’t want to lose speed by weighing themselves down with a heavy brace. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Armor Knee Brace with Standard Hinge

    $499.99
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    Provides active people with protection from ACL, MCL, or PCL injuries. This is the most supportive knee brace you can get without a prescription. Read More
  • DonJoy

    SE-4 Knee Support

    $310.00
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    Provides improved support and full protection while playing light contact sports. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Bionic Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $84.99

    Special Price $64.99

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    Maximum support for MCL/LCL instabilities, hyperextension and general meniscus support. Read More
  • DonJoy

    Reaction WEB Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $99.99

    Special Price $89.99

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    Our best solution for anterior pain. Innovative design works to shift weight away from the painful areas in the knee. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Webtech Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $99.99

    Special Price $79.99

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    Silicone web, a shock absorber is the answer for pain Read More
  • DonJoy

    Performer Hinged Neoprene Patella Support

    $46.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    For mild ligament sprains, strains, Osgood Schlatter or patellar instabilities Read More
  • DonJoy

    Lateral J Patella Stabilizer

    $54.99
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    Stabilizes the kneecap to prevent dislocations and alleviate pain. Unique patented nylon core and polyester Lycra fabric, it allows for improved airflow while still giving ample support and compression. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Webtech Short Knee Brace

    Regular Price: $69.99

    Special Price $34.99

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    Silicone web evenly distributes pressure to the Quad and Patellar Tendon Read More
  • DonJoy

    Playmaker Knee Brace

    $179.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    Suitable for mild to moderate hyperextension, ACL, MCL, PCL, and LCL instabilities Read More
  • DonJoy

    Spider Knee Pad

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price $19.99

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    Unique honeycomb design contours for comfortable movement while providing cushioning protection Read More
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    DonJoy Performance

    Webtech Knee Strap

    $34.99
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    Silicone band supports the Patellar Tendon for maximum pain relief Read More
  • DonJoy

    Deluxe Hinged Knee Support

    $119.99
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    For moderate stability of ligament, meniscus injuries, sprains, and osteoarthritis Read More
  • DonJoy

    Padded Knee Support

    Regular Price: $29.99

    Special Price $16.99

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    Sleeve provides warmth and compression with light padding to protect impact Read More
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    DonJoy Performance

    Trizone Knee Sleeve

    Regular Price: $84.99

    Special Price $64.99

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    Combining bracing and compression into one low-profile sleeve Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    AnaForm 4MM Open Patella Knee Sleeve

    $39.99
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    4mm neoprene sleeve with open Patella for added knee support Read More
  • Custom

    DonJoy

    A22 Custom Knee Brace

    $899.99
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    UP TO 25% OFF
    Custom-fit for you with lightweight titanium offers the best ACL protection for non-contact sports. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Defender Knee Pads (1 Pair)

    Regular Price: $79.99

    Special Price $39.99

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    Designed to absorb shock and protect from bruises or other common impact injuries. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Bionic FullStop ACL Brace

    Regular Price: $249.99

    Special Price $199.99

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    The ultimate hinge ACL protection for recovery and injury prevention. Read More
  • DonJoy Performance

    Dual Pinpoint Knee Strap

    Regular Price: $34.99

    Special Price $17.49

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    Dual strap that alleviates quad pressure and patellar pain due to jumper’s knee or runner’s knee. Read More

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Preventing Injuries with Knee Braces for Football Players

One of the keys to preventing 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 for preventing 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."

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