Sports Concussion Speakers

Concussions have long been a problem in sports. In recent years, there have been tremendous efforts to understand brain injuries and how to best manage the brain health of athletes. Sports concussion speakers are most often those who have been top advocates for the exploration of these issues. Many have had to retire early because of these injuries but through their experiences, athletics at all levels continue to get safer.

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Adam Graves suited up for four different franchises in his 17 year NHL career, but is best known for his time spent with the New York Rangers.  In 1994, Graves had a career high 79 points, made his on...

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Retired NFL wide receiver Calvin Johnson is known as "Megatron" by his fans and is widely considered one of the best wide receivers of all-time. In 2012m he broke the NFL record for the most receiving...

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Former linebacker for the San Francisco 49’ers, Chris Borland was born December 26, 1990 and a standout at the University of Wisconsin. Borland, alongside fellow UW student-athlete Monica Whitehouse,...

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Chris Pronger was born October 10, 1974 and is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently under contract with the Arizona Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL), but has not p...

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Clint Malarchuk spent over a decade in the NHL as a goaltender, suiting up for the Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals and Buffalo Sabres. Malarchuk originally made his debut in 1981. He is best kno...

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Darren McCarty had a banner NHL career that was mostly spent with the Detroit Red Wings. He was known as one of the more intimidating enforcers in the league at his peak. McCarty won four Stanley Cups...

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Dr Bennet Omalu was born September 1968 and is a Nigerian forensic pathologist, who, as an Allegheny County Coroner’s Office neuropathologist, examined the brains of several deceased NFL players and w...

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Eric Lindros began his professional hockey career in the Ontario Hockey League with the Oshawa Generals. As one of the best players in the league, Lindros helped lead the Generals to win the Memorial...

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Gretchen Bleiler is the face of American halfpipe snowboarding and a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist. Since turning pro at age 16 in 1996 she has been at the top of the snowboarding world, land...

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Jeremy Roenick played 22 seasons in the NHL with the Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings and San Jose Sharks from 1988 to 2009. Roenick was born and raised in B...

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Leonard Marshall played ten of his oustanding 12 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants.  With the Giants, Marshall was a starter on two Super Bowl teams.  He also was a Pro Bowl pick and second-...

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Luke Kuechly is one of the best linebackers of his era of football.  Keuchly spent all eight years of his career with the Carolina Panthers. He was a seven-time Pro Bowler and a five-time first-team A...

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Matt Birk is a 6x Pro Bowl selection, 2x All-Pro selection and Super Bowl XLVII champion. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Birk attended Cretin-Derham Hall High School where he played football, basketball...

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Randy Cross is a former football analyst and an NFL offensive lineman. He really began to show his skill on the field in college while playing at UCLA. He became an All-American and in his senior seas...

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Theo Fleury is a former NHL hockey player, playing for four teams over his 14 year career. Originally told he was too small to play professional hockey, Fleury would go on to have an astound...

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Thurman Thomas is a former NFL running back, playing 12 seasons for the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins. After a legendary career at Oklahoma State in which he rushed for 4,595 yards and 43 touch...

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Not many players in recent memory were more tenacious than Wayne Chrebet. Chrebet became an unlikely star receiver for the New York Jets for 11 seasons. He was inducted into the Jets’ Ring of Honor an...