Last season was a good year to be a peewee, high school or college football player. Nationwide, none of those players died from helmet-to-helmet collisions.
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What is it? A soft-shell gel hybrid football helmet cover that is supposed to reduce helmet-to-helmet blunt force by one third.
Specs: 6.5 ounces; one-eighth of an inch thick.
• Football is the most common sport with concussion risk for males (75 percent chance).
• 78 percent of concussions occur during games (as opposed to practices).
• Headache (85 percent) and dizziness (70-80 percent) are most commonly reported symptoms immediately following concussions for injured athletes.
• Estimated 47 percent of athletes do not report feeling any symptoms after a concussive blow.
Source: Sports Concussion Institute in Atlanta and California.