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NFL Expands Mandate & Permits Caps In-Game Use For The 2024 Season

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“We’ve got two years of data now showing significant concussion reductions in those players that wear Guardian Caps in the NFL,” said Dr. Allen Sills, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL. “We might actually see a Guardian Cap on a player in a game this year.”

Allen Sills, MD, FACS, Chief Medical Officer of the NFL

“It’s really become a norm here. The players know the Caps. They’ve seen the data, it works. The Guardian Caps have become another piece of equipment that they take to practice. You think about all the head impacts that we’re reducing from players wearing them and it’s second nature now.”

Brendan Burger, Equipment Director of the Los Angeles Rams

“We have tested Guardian Caps in labs and have seen significant reduction in the impact forces that the head sees when the Guardian Cap is on the helmet. It is very promising in the lab and on the field.”

Ann Bailey Good, PhD, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Biocore, LLC

“We have expanded the mandate to all players with the option for quarterback, kicker, and punter.  There is also the option for the player to wear it in the game if he so chooses.”

Dawn Aponte, Chief Administrator of Football Operations at the NFL

“We’re trying to take head contact out entirely in some fashions. The Guardian Cap has been a very important change for us as it’s shown to reduce impact. It has been very effective and reduced concussions by 52%.”

Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the NFL
“We train to reduce injuries, we practice smarter to reduce injuries, and we use the best technology available to us to reduce injuries. At Bergen Catholic we want to put our players in the best uniforms, the best equipment, and take every measure to limit the risks of the game. We definitely believe the Guardian Cap is one of these technological improvements.”
Nunzio Campanile, Head Football Coach, Bergen Catholic High School, New Jersey

“Practice has been wonderful. It has been healthy, it’s been safe, it’s been sound, all thanks to Guardian Caps.”

Deion Sanders, NFL Hall of Famer
“We believe in wearing Guardian Caps to further protect our players. We treat the caps like it’s part of their everyday equipment and it’s mandatory to wear.”
Coach Matt Logan, Centennial High School, California
“People don’t really appreciate what an O-lineman and a D-lineman goes through. They’re facing impact – not only in a game, and they’re getting 80 plays in a game – but then you see how they practice. The impact on those kids…there’s impact on every snap of every play.”
Matt Campbell, Head Football Coach, Iowa State University, Iowa
“If we’re talking about putting more padding around a kid’s head on a football field, I’m all for that. I mean, it makes sense right? I have my own son in one.”
Andy Lowry, Head Football Coach, Columbine High School, Colorado 2012 AFCA Power of Influence Award Recipient
“I wanted to let you know that we had 0 concussions after our 1st order of 20. We placed 8 on the kids that had previously received a concussion and put the remaining 12 on our hardest hitters (to protect others). We will all be wearing them from now on!”
Matt Putnam, Head Football Coach, Hazel Green High School, Alabama

“We currently have some clubs using them,” “(Through testing) we’ve found some beneficial aspects with some of the hits, a reduction in force. At the high school level, it can be an important component, but it’s got to be one component of the overall strategy of reducing contact. You want to think about how you practice, how contact is modified, technique. You have to make sure (the thought is not) ‘I’ve got this thing protecting my head, I can go use it as a battering ram’. You have to talk about how to not use the head. It’s a chain with many links.”

Dr. Allen Sills, NFL Chief Medical Officer

“The Guardian Cap provided that extra layer of protection you needed during practice. The last thing you want is to lose players on the offensive and defensive lines to head injuries during practice or training camp. The Cap helped reduce some of those injuries and was useful to our team last season.”

David Edwards, NFL Los Angeles Rams OL

“Easy Choice! We beat the ever-loving snot out of them last year and they never lose their grip!”

Jacob Paylo, Colonial Forge High School Lacrosse

“Pearls are the best balls on the market in my opinion. Grip on a ball in lacrosse was one of the most important things to me as a player and still is as a coach.”

Tyler Granelli, Assistant Coach, Jacksonville University Men’s Lacrosse


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