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The man behind the helmets

Ever wonder how the decals get on NFL and college helmets? Well, meet Chris Willis, the man behind almost all of them.

Updated: October 20, 2005, 3:37 PM ET
By Paul Lukas | Special to Page 2

The first thing you need to know about Chris Willis is that he makes decals, not stickers.

"A sticker, to me, is something that comes on a roll, it's thin, you can make a billion of 'em," he says. "A decal is something that's much more involved and -- well, I'm not gonna say it's art, but we take a lot of pride in it."

If you hadn't realized there was a difference between decals and stickers, well, neither had Uni Watch. And that brings us to the second thing you need ...

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