Title

The Effect of Football Position Played on Force of Impact to the Head

Author(s)

Jim Blair, HHES

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Physiology and Health

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to see the effect that football position played has on force of impact to the head. To conduct this experiment Riddell concussion sensors were put in the helements of high school varsity football players. When the season was over I collected the data from the concussions senors of players that signed consent forms. The data was measured in alerts and sub alerts. From the data I found that linemen received a greater force of impact to the head than skilled position (wide receivers and running backs). I believe I got these results because lineman go head up against some of the biggest players on the field every play and this gives them a greater chance to hit their head hard.

Location

Neville 121

Start Date

4-14-2018 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

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Apr 14th, 11:15 AM

The Effect of Football Position Played on Force of Impact to the Head

Neville 121

The purpose of this project was to see the effect that football position played has on force of impact to the head. To conduct this experiment Riddell concussion sensors were put in the helements of high school varsity football players. When the season was over I collected the data from the concussions senors of players that signed consent forms. The data was measured in alerts and sub alerts. From the data I found that linemen received a greater force of impact to the head than skilled position (wide receivers and running backs). I believe I got these results because lineman go head up against some of the biggest players on the field every play and this gives them a greater chance to hit their head hard.