While football has been a favorite American pastime for many years it is only recently that concussions and head injuries have been the focus of many in the media.
High school and Colligate athletes have been done a great disservice by not being made aware of the true dangers that repeated head trauma can cause.
Each season the average college football player receives more than 1,000 blows to the head of a magnitude greater than 10 G-Force! More then 250 of those blows are greater then 30 G-Force. For comparison a F-16 Fighter Jet roll equals 9 G-Force!
The concept for this infographic is based on the hidden risks of concussions for student athletes who choose to play football. The artistic direction for this piece was to have a vintage collegiate feel, utilizing traditional colors and imagery that the audience would immediately relate to the sport.
Football related concussions have been a major news story over the summer when several NFL players with brain injuries committed suicide. Additionally, a group of retirees are suing the NFL due to their lack of education on the side affects of concussions.
Concussions need to be taken very seriously by coaches and athletic trainers to make sure the player’s safety comes first. This is especially important for student athletes whose brains are still developing. Over 40% of student athletes are getting back on the field too soon after being concussed, causing long-term damage to their brain.