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RockSolid was founded by former NFL players Joey LaRocque and Caleb Hanie. During their playing days, Joey and Caleb saw many head injuries during high school “non-contact" practices, drills, and 7on7. When they retired from the NFL, Joey and Caleb knew this issue needed to be addressed immediately. Joey and Caleb designed this product to fill a significant void in player safety among our nation’s...

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Although the NFL is quick to point out that football has never been safer, they are spending millions trying to find solutions to the problem of traumatic brain injuries. Researchers, academics, scientists, engineers, graduate students, and lay people across the country are trying to find the magic bullet. Ideas ranging from inventing new plastics, to placing magnets in helmets, to creating goggles and blood tests...

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At the end of every football season he plays, John Urschel’s mother asks him to walk away from the game. The conversations they have are probably not uncommon between football players and their mothers, especially given the widespread media attention brain injuries and concussions have received over the past few years. But there’s a different reason why people are wondering why Urschel is still playing...

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When 24 year old Chris Borland decided to retire from the NFL after his successful rookie season—giving up a very promising and lucrative career—the NFL responded by saying that football has never been safer. But they didn’t stop there. An NFL-affiliated doctor recently went a step further, saying that “there are more injuries to kids falling off of bikes, scooters, falling in play grounds, as there...

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We want to point out some of the awesome benefits of having incoming freshman purchase RockSolid soft-shell helmets as soon as they step on campus. First, the player will have his own personal helmet for all 4 years. This removes the hassle of having to deal with soft-shell helmet purchases at any other time during the player’s high school career. There’s enough equipment that needs to...

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Chris Borland had his entire professional football career in front of him. A third-round pick out of Wisconsin, Borland's rookie season exceeded all expectations. After filling in for an injured Patrick Willis, Borland earned almost 100 tackles over the next 7 weeks, leading the NFL during that span. After starting in only 8 games, Borland finished his rookie season with 108 tackles, 1 sack,...

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