Albion College, in its ongoing effort to create the safest football environment for all of its student athletes, has partnered with SAFR Sports to become the first collegiate team to wear SAFR Helmet Covers in a game. Last weekend, Albion remained undefeated in their dominating win against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, while also playing the game safer than ever.
SAFR Helmet Covers can be attached to any new or existing helmets and are scientifically proven to reduce the risk of concussion by as much as 77%.
“We know that many colleges wear SAFR Helmet Covers only during practice,” said Albion Head Coach Travis Rundle. “While that’s a good step, it simply isn’t enough. Today’s players are so much bigger and faster and put it on the line every single play, so they face much more risk in game action. Knowing SAFR Helmet Covers are approved to be worn in games, it was a no-brainer for us to provide added protection for our team.”
Recent data from a three-year independent study at a major university in Pennsylvania showed the effectiveness of wearing SAFR Helmet Covers, and the results have been published in scientific journals, including the Journal of Concussion.
This testing was validated last year at Virginia Tech’s Helmet Lab, where researchers concluded that adding a SAFR Helmet Cover to 5-Star helmets showed a significant reduction in concussion risk.
“At SAFR, we are continually pursuing new ways to improve sports safety through science, and have we’ve stated that our SAFR Helmet Covers are Game Day Ready! We applaud Coach Rundle and Albion College for taking this important step to protect their student athletes, not just during practice, but on game day as well,” said SAFR Sports CEO John Zeglinski.
About SAFR Sports
SAFR Sports is staffed by former football players and professionals, all who share the singular mission of making football and all contact sports safer through science. SAFR Helmet Covers, worn by nearly 300 college teams, high schools, and youth football leagues, has been proven to reduce impact accelerations that reduce the adverse effects of repeated sub-concussive blows. Other important advantages of the SAFR Helmet Cover include being permitted for game-play by the National Federation of High Schools. In addition, the SAFR Helmet Cover is custom-manufactured to model and size, and will match the color and finish of existing helmets.
John McClung, Marketing Director