” Our national identity is so interwoven with football. “


” I can’t say I love football anymore. “


” If football is your passion in life and you would rather play football for 20 years and have a shortened life span, that’s your choice. “


” Frankly, I think it should be no football until you’re physically mature. “


” I would advise kids not to play any sports, such as tackle football, where they are exposed to repeated blows to the head. “


” I love football. “


” We’re hoping that there is large-scale recognition that CTE is a risk when playing football. “


” Certainly, our work has identified CTE in many professional football players, but we’re also seeing it in a very high percentage of college players. “


” It’s almost un-American to say that you want to change football. “


” I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football. “


” Is there a way that we would actually recognize the game of football with fewer tackles and fewer collisions? I’m not sure. But I think that’s the direction we’re going to have to go. Bigger fields? Fewer players on the field? I think we are ultimately going to have to change some of the major rules of the game. “


” I definitely agree about the future of youth football being flag. There’s just more and more evidence that the youth brain is particularly susceptible to the injury – thin necks, big heads. They’re not as coordinated, they’re not as skillful. For many reasons, I think the wave of the future is flag football for youth. “



All 12 Ann McKee Quotes about Football in picture


Our national identity is so interwoven with football.
I can


If football is your passion in life and you would rather play football for 20 years and have a shortened life span, that
Frankly, I think it should be no football until you
I would advise kids not to play any sports, such as tackle football, where they are exposed to repeated blows to the head.
I love football.
We
Certainly, our work has identified CTE in many professional football players, but we
It
I
Is there a way that we would actually recognize the game of football with fewer tackles and fewer collisions? I
I definitely agree about the future of youth football being flag. There
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