After the 2013 season, team doctor Dr. Chad Stephens, D.O., pulled together data from his football team and reached out for additional data that had been captured at 13 other high schools around the country and in Canada involving 1159 players. chose to feature this research in an online media news story.

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Dr. Chad B. Stephens, D.O completed a white paper on his findings and published them in May of 2014.

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