Virginia Tech rates football helmet safety

9:47 AM, May 2, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- If you plan to sign your child up for football next season, you can do so knowing there are more options to keep them safe on the field.

Virginia Tech researchers have come up with helmet ratings. They're a big deal because of all the research showing the long term effects of concussions, like cognitive decline.

Virginia Tech researchers rated 15 helmets.

They recommeded the Riddel 360, Rawlings Quantum Plus, Ralings Impulse and Rawlings Quantum.

All the helmets that received low ratings last year are no longer on the market.

For more on the study, visit Virginia Tech's website.

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