UVA College Football Head Impact Study Suggests Steps to Reduce Risk

August 4, 2015

"Researchers at the University of Virginia say too many college football players are receiving unnecessary hits during practice and they're calling on the NCAA to regulate practices.

As it stands right now the NCAA does not regulate full-contact practices of college teams. The organization says it is waiting on data to make any big moves on regulating equipment or practices operations. UVA neuroscience researchers say they now have data available for the NCAA to consider.  

UVA researchers conducted a study where they had UVA football players wear a high-tech impact-sensing patch behind their ear during 12 games, 27 full-pad practices, 29 half-pad practices and 10 helmet-only practices.  The study looked at the types of practices in which football players experience head trauma."

Read the full article from NBC29 here.

Posted on October 27, 2015 .