Football helmet safety rated
Virginia (NBC) — Virginia Tech has developed a star rating system to help determine which adult football helmets might best protect against concussions.
As it turns out, many high school and college players may be wearing some of the lowest rated helmets of the bunch.
The Riddell Revolution Speed received the highest rating, while the same company’s VSR-4 model ranked at the bottom end of the spectrum.
The VSR-4 is no longer sold in stores but, as of 2010, was still being used by at least 75,000 high school and college players, and 40 % of NFL players.