NFL Foundation Blog: May 2013

Heads Up Football Advisory Committee Unites Football, Parenting and Medical Experts for Youth Player Safety

Posted in: Youth Football, Player Health & Safety

The Heads Up Football Advisory Committee along with representatives from USA Football and the NFL met for the first time today at the NFL office in New York.

The committee – which currently includes 22 men and women representing youth football experts, retired NFL players, educators and medical professionals – will advance Heads Up Football’s mission to promote player safety for the children in all 50 states who love to play the sport and gain from its rewards.

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Jason Taylor Joins the NFL Foundation Board of Directors

Posted in: Foundation News

The National Football League Foundation announced today that former NFL Man of the Year JASON TAYLOR has been chosen to serve on the organization’s board of directors. Taylor enjoyed a 15-year NFL playing career with the Dolphins, Redskins and Jets, including being selected to six Pro Bowls, and retired in 2011.

Taylor joins the NFL Foundation board in a newly formed post for retired Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year winners who will serve two-year terms. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award has been presented annually since 1970 to an outstanding player who also makes significant contributions to society. Taylor received the prestigious award in 2007.

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Youth Football Camp Grant Is Now Open

Posted in: Foundation News, Youth Football

The 2013 Youth Football Camp grant application is now open! Current and former NFL players and coaches who are interested in hosting a free, non-contact youth football camp can apply for funding from the foundation.

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