We all know the best teammates are those who always have their teammates' backs. As a way to recognize these special individuals, and as part of Team Up Day, we have created the "Teammate of the Year" Award. We're looking for student-athletes who have demonstrated exemplary concussion awareness; particularly, the student-athletes who have reported another teammate displaying concussion signs to a coach, trainer, doctor, and/or captain, and have protected that teammate from further injury.
Read about our 2016 Teammate of the Year, Mack Gentry, from Justin-Siena high school in Napa, Califoria.
This year, two winners will each receive a commemorative Teammate of the Year photo plaque. Their teams will also receive the remove-from-play sideline concussion screening test -- the King-Devick Test in association with Mayo Clinic - for the next season. With results in less than two minutes, trained parents, coaches, athletic trainers and medical professionals can quickly assess if an athlete requires additional medical attention with this validated, accurate and objective test.
The winner will be featured on the Concussion Legacy Foundation website, included in a press release distributed to national media. Nominations should be 500 words or fewer.