Student Well-Being

Exposure to Tackle Football at Young Age Linked to Later Cognitive Problems

By Bryan Toporek — January 29, 2015 1 min read

Former National Football League players who began playing tackle football before the age of 12 fared worse as adults in terms of executive function, memory, and estimated verbal IQ compared to those who began playing tackle football later, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.