ERIC Number: ED200567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Forty-Eighth Annual Survey of Football Fatalities 1931-1979.
Blyth, Carl S.; Schindler, Richard D.
Statistics on football fatalities from 1931 to 1979 are presented. The report shows that the number of direct fatalities has progressively decreased. This decrease is attributed to changes in the rules of football, improvement of equipment, and more careful monitoring of the activity by coaches and others in positions of responsibility. A discussion of football safety is presented and recommendations are made for preventing further fatalities. Tables display the number of fatalities directly and indirectly due to football in sandlot, professional, semiprofessional, high school, and college games. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Athletic Association, Shawnee Mission, KS.; American Football Coaches Association, Durham, NC.; National Federation of State High School Associations, Kansas City, MO.