NCAA Football Rules Committee
“Rule to Rule 1-4-4 of NCAA Football Rules and Interpretations states: ‘All players shall wear the following mandatory equipment, which shall be professionally manufactured and not altered to decrease protection.’ Item ‘C’ under this rule includes shoulder pads, hip with tailbone protector and thigh guards.
The compression suit and pad systems meet the rule for hips, tailbone protector and thigh guards. The short sleeve sample you provided, and the long-sleeve models pictured in the advertising piece you included, with the ‘stinger pad,” supercedes the rule for shoulder pads. Consequently, any player wearing the Speedsuit would be in full compliance with NCAA Football Rule 1-4-4-c.”