Create a class to inform high school football players about the dangers of concussions.
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According to The LA Times out of 91 deceased former NFL players who were tested for CTE, 87 of them showed signs of the severe neurological disease. CTE, or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. is a neurological disease caused by large or small blows to the head; symptoms include depression, poor decision making, and memory loss. CTE can also lead to people committing suicide. In almost every play in tackle football, players experience the same force that a car has when crashing into a brick wall at 35 mph. According to researchers from Virginia Tech, over a ten game season and 35 practices there were 3,312 blows to the head per college player. Our goal is to require all high school football players to be educated about CTE and the risks they are taking by playing football. A class about the dangers of concussions and CTE is necessary for all players who could be potentially putting their futures and lives on the line. Our goal is not to end football, but to create a safer environment and a better future for high school football players.
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