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Reese’s Senior Bowl Announces Partnership With Q-Collar

 

 

Premiere NFL Draft showcase enters relationship with product aimed at minimizing brain injuries

 

Mobile, AL – The Reese’s Senior Bowl, the first stage of the pre-draft process that showcased over 100 drafted players and 40 percent of the past three NFL draft classes, has partnered with Q-Collar to enhance player safety. The Q-Collar was the subject of 10 years of research and over 25 studies that led to the FDA authorizing the Collar as safe and effective in helping protect the brain from injuries caused by repetitive, sub-concussive impacts.

 

The Q-Collar is trusted by NFL players like Cowboys RB Tony Pollard, Chiefs LB Drue Tranquill, Texans TE Dalton Schultz and Bills TE Dalton Kincaid. It is also in use by professionals in soccer, lacrosse, snowboarding, bobsled and by athletes at over 80 NCAA D1 institutions. The Q-Collar has been adopted by over 500 special forces operators in the military and is part of ongoing research with the US Army. Q30 is a partner of the Navy SEAL Foundation.

 

Statement from Reese’s Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy

“Anytime the Senior Bowl can be actively involved in the player safety space we are going to jump at the opportunity.  Q-Collar offers an innovative product and we are excited to educate our players on something that could prolong their professional careers.”

 

Statement from Co-CEO Q30 Innovations Tom Hoey

“We are honored to partner with the premier showcase for athletes pursuing their dream of making it to the NFL. It is an invaluable and unique opportunity for us to educate these young men on the Q-Collar and the role it can play in protecting them throughout their career and life after football.”

 

Statement from Dallas Cowboys RB Tony Pollard

“The Senior Bowl and Q-Collar have both had major roles in shaping who I am as a player today. To see the Senior Bowl take a step to provide access to a great device like the Q-Collar is huge – it’s something all of these players should consider as they take the next step in their careers."

 

About the Reese’s Senior Bowl:

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is widely regarded as the preeminent college football all-star game and the first stage in the NFL Draft process. The longest continual-running all-star game has taken place in Mobile, Alabama the past 74 years.  More than 900 NFL personnel, including key decision-makers from all 32 teams, and over 1100 media members from around the country were credentialed this year. This past April, the game produced 100 total picks for the third straight year, representing 40 percent of the entire NFL draft, including 40 selected on the first two days.

 

About Q30:

Since 2012, Q30 has worked with leading medical and academic institutions to research and develop the Q-Collar. Over 25 pre-clinical and clinical studies show the Q-Collar safely and effectively helps protect the brain from effects of repetitive head impacts. The Q-Collar received FDA authorization in February 2021, and officially launched in the United States in September 2021. Learn more at Q30.com