In a statement, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy Jeff Miller said: "We commend the IOM's recommendations and are proud to have supported the study through an NFL Foundation grant. We have been engaged on the key issues discussed in the report. It calls for more research into diagnosis and prognosis of concussion, longitudinal studies, and education programs to increase concussion awareness and understanding. We are investing in all of those areas and will continue to work in partnership with leading organizations on youth sports safety."
* High school data is from the 2013-14 High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations. Statistics for both High School and College athletes above report participation on school sponsored varsity, JV and freshman teams, and do not reflect club, travel and/or intramural sports teams.
** Scholarship totals are the computed maximum full-equivalent athletic scholarships available per NCAA and NAIA 2013-14 regulations. However, most programs are equivalency sports which means these awards can be split into partial scholarships in any proportion up to the maximum allowed, so the actual number of awards (full & partial) are higher than the number presented - see our page on scholarship limits for additional more information.
2014 *** These percentages contain numerous caveats: the number of participants at the high school level does not include high school age athletes who don't play on a high school team, but compete on club, travel and similar teams. So for sports such as high school football that have a large number of high school participants and few travel teams, these percentages are a good indication of a high school athlete's chances of playing at the college level. However for sports with a high percentage of travel or club teams, the chances of competing in college are likely not as high as presented. Additionally, high school data may not include foreign student athletes who comprise a significant percentage of many college athletic rosters. These factors may result in computed odds for many sports that are artificially high - see our page on the chances of a High School Athlete competing in College for more information