Former Football Players Discuss Rule Changes and Concussions

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At WBHM’s Issues and Ales: Concussions and the Price of Playing Football, Bobby Humphrey, former running back for the University of Alabama, the Denver Broncos, and the Miami Dolphins; and Reginald Greene, former offensive tackle for North Alabama and Florence, answers some audience questions that the panelists didn’t get to address in the discussion.

Humphrey addressed how football has changed. “You can’t lead with your head anymore. You can’t tackle with the head. You have to go back to the old-fashioned tackling with the shoulder,” he said.

Greene talked about how the education in concussion awareness has increased. “I think that’s what we need more of. People who are willing to go out,” he said. “People like Kevin Drake with the Wise Up! program that can educate not just coaches and athletes but also parents who can identify and recognize the signs of concussions and be able to get it treated in a timely manner.”

 

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