Football is America's sport. More than nine million people participate in football leagues, ranging from youth programs to the pros. But today there is a silent epidemic that is changing the sport. Concussions and the effects they have on players is a major issue currently troubling the game. With increased media attention and the recent suicides of former NFL players, the topic of concussions and how they affect the brains of football players is an issue that will not just fade away.
This is the story that I produced on the effects of concussions on football players. It includes insight by former players, coaches, parents, doctors and others involved with the game and the injury. This short documentary took nine months to complete and served as my master's qualifying project.