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.
Before you know it, your child’s football playing days will all be over. So get involved now.
That’s just one piece of advice Angie Clay has for football moms as their sons and daughters rise through each level of play into high school.
It’s what she did for son Philip, a member of the 2012 U.S. Under-19 National Team and an offensive lineman at Plainfield (Ind.) High School.
Now that Philip’s headed to IUPUI to study global business, Angie misses every on- and off-the-field moment.