Spring football practice started this month for high schools across the country, and teams are drawing up game plans for the heat as well as this fall's opponents.
Football players are 11 times more likely to suffer heat related illnesses than all other high school sports combined, according to a recent University of North Carolina study. To block heat illnesses, several big-time high school football states have new policies for practicing in intense heat.
Travis Frederick was known as a tough, fundamentally sound center at the University of Wisconsin.
Now, he’s bringing those skills to Dallas after being selected No. 31 overall Thursday night in the first round of the NFL Draft.
And while that beard Frederick sports may get hot in the Texas sun, Frederick's sound approach to the game will remain the same.
USA Football sat down with about two dozen players at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis to discuss how young athletes at their positions can improve their skills and maybe one day reach the sport’s highest level.
The week leading up to the NFL Draft is typically filled with analysts and experts outdoing themselves in an attempt to predict the future.
This year is no different, but there is another topic concerning football’s future stars that is generating just as much buzz.
USA Football and the NFL officially launched Heads Up Football on Wednesday, bringing a better and safer approach to youth football leagues across the nation.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an enthusiastic supporter of the program and has been discussing Heads Up Football with a variety of media outlets.