Marc Mazzeri’s football career was brief but distinguished. Though he didn’t play until his junior year at Maine South High School in 1982, he was big, athletic and skillful enough to interest coaches at the University of Iowa, who offered him a spot as a walk-on. Read more at chicagotribune.com
On April 10, 2005, Macon football star Al Lucas took a hit that he would never recover from. Just minutes into an Arena Football League game for the Los Angeles Avengers, the youngest son of Georgia State Senator David Lucas and Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Elaine Lucas collided with another player. Shortly after, he was pronounced […]
Nick Lowery says the movie Concussion accurately portrays brain injuries and the toll they take on players in the National Football League.The former All-Pro kicker watched numerous friends and teammates debilitated by concussions, including friend Mike Webster, who was found to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and died at age 50. Read more at www.upi.com
New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys’ vision — even if those hits didn’t result in concussion. Read more at www.usnews.com.