Harry Carson

He played 13-years with the New York Football Giants of the National Football League. He served as Team Captain 10 of his 13 seasons including the 1986 season when the Giants defeated the Denver Broncos 39-20 in Super Bowl XXI. He is among the top 250 players to ever play professional football with his 2006 induction as the 231st member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During his extensive football career including high school, college and professionally he sustained numerous injuries including concussions. After his career ended in 1988 he was diagnosed with post concussion syndrome in 1990. Shortly after his diagnosis he began to speak openly on sports related traumatic brain injuries in athletes. With a college degree in education he has used his personal experiences to be an "advocate" to bring a greater sense of awareness into the mainstream sports and the medical community. He is associated with several medical organization focused on neurological health including Meridian Neuroscience Systems in New Jersey. He is the author of Captain for Life: My Story as a Hall of Fame Linebacker, St. Martin’s Press (2011) and Point of Attack, McGraw-Hill  (1985).


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