WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday afternoon, Buddy Teevens, the Robert L. Blackman Head Coach of Football at Dartmouth College, will participate on a panel at an event titled Future of Football: Reimagining the Game’s Pipeline as hosted by the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. The livestream will begin at 12:30 p.m. with Teevens joining the second panel that will start at 1:30 p.m.
The panel will discuss what steps to take to improve the game of football as participation rates nationally continue to fall with concerns over head trauma from repetitive head contact. Teevens has been at the forefront of the safety discussion as an advocate of limiting contact in practices while promoting the Mobile Virtual Player (MVP), a robotic tackling dummy, that was developed by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
The conversation will be streamed live starting at 12:30 p.m., and speakers will include:
• Chris Borland, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker who retired after one year due to concerns about head injuries
• Dr. Robert Cantu, co-founder of the CTE Center at the Boston University School of Medicine; senior advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee
• Domonique Foxworth, writer for The Undefeated; former NFL cornerback/ex-NFL Players Association president
• Scott Hallenbeck, executive director of USA Football
• Dr. Andrew Peterson, University of Iowa football team physician; executive committee member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness
• Tom Green, head coach/athletic director at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland
• Jennifer Brown Lerner, Aspen Institute policy manager for the National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development
The conversation will be moderated by Tom Farrey, executive director of the Sports & Society Program, whose reporting on youth football has won national honors, including the Columbia University-Alfred I. Dupont Award with ESPN.