Two-year youth football player safety surveillance study to be completed and released in 2014
USA Football has released preliminary findings following the first year of a two-year study to examine player health and safety in organized youth tackle football.
Ronde Barber did plenty during his 16-year NFL career to merit consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
A three-time All-Pro selection, Barber is the only player in NFL history to have at least 40 career interceptions and 20 career sacks.
He’s a member of the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII.
But for Barber – like all the young football players out there who watched him – the thing he enjoyed most about his career is that he was able to stay on the field and help his team.
Ryan Mathews looks for every edge he can get on the football field. A 6-foot, 220-pound running back for the San Diego Chargers, he has run for 2,476 yards and 14 touchdowns in his first three seasons.
Mathews is a spokesman for Shock Doctor and Cutters gloves – official partners of USA Football and U.S. National Teams. He recently discussed his love for football, the importance of developing fundamentals as a youngster and the need for proper equipment to enhance his game.