The football helmet is a headwear worn by Football Zombies and All-Star Zombies. It is the second strongest headwear and armor in Plants vs. Zombies, the strongest being the black football helmet worn by the Giga-Football Zombie. The football helmet can be taken away by Magnet-shroom or Magnet Plant.
The football helmet returns again in Plants vs. Zombies 2 as All-Star Zombie's headwear. However, it is no longer considered as a defensive armor as it is now just a part of the zombie's head. Because of this issue, it is unable to be attracted by Magnet-shroom.
The football helmet absorbs 1400 damage per shot and its appearance changes upon absorbing 480 and 940 damage per shot.
- For more strategies, see Football Zombie.
The Suburban Almanac advises the use of a Magnet-shroom to steal the helmet and render the zombie's maximum absorption up to ten peas of damage, or the health of a zombie. The usage of heavy damage plants, such as Melon-pult, or movement restricting plants, such as Snow Pea, Kernel-pult, and Winter Melon are other options. In general, just pile tons of firepower onto it if those options are unavailable. Instant-kill plants such as Squash are also good, as you can end the Football Zombie quickly. Hypno-shrooms are also good against them in earlier levels if you have not obtained other instant kills. Planting Spikeweeds and Spikerocks in front of a Wall-nut can heavily damage the Football Zombie as it approaches your plants. However, Spikeweed or Spikerock will damage the helmet first before damaging the Football Zombie. Chomper is also a good idea, as it can kill the Football Zombie in one bite, regardless if it has a helmet or not.