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First-Hand Concussion Advice From An NFL QB

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Scott Secules (@ScottSecs) is the Associate Director for PCA-North Texas, after first serving PCA as the Executive Director for the North Texas Chapter. Between these stints, Scott led efforts in the North Texas area for The First Tee. As the son of a high school football coach, Scott brings experiences garnered from a lifetime in sports as a student-athlete, NFL quarterback, intercollegiate athletics administrator and sports parent. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Scott spent six seasons in the NFL with Dallas, Miami and New England, playing with NFL greats such as Troy Aikman and Dan Marino.

In this video, Scott Secules shares his own experience of getting a concussion when he played in the NFL. He gives an example of a time when he threw an interception and got hit hard. He immediately suffered from memory loss and confusion, not remembering how the interception happened.These were alarming symptoms of a concussion that should have been treated immediately.

Secules stresses how crucial it is for kids to admit they may have a concussion and to take the necessary steps to get it treated. Professional sports teams are taking extra precautions for their players to make sure they are okay to play. These precautions should be taken by every level, including youth sports.