UNC expert calls for more rule changes to prevent football concussions

By Payton Walker

Charlotte Christian coach Pete Metzelaars talking to his high school players. Having received a number of concussions during his time in the NFL, he says he tries to teach the players how to play safe and protect themselves from head injury. (Payton Walker/Carolina Connection)

A recent study has highlighted the prevalence of head injuries among football players. Out of 111 deceased former NFL players whose families suspected brain damage, 110 had brain disease caused by repetitive hits to the head. A UNC expert is calling for changes to make the game safer. Payton Walker reports.

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