N.C. H.S. Football Players Must Sit 1 Play If Helmet Pops Off

February 9, 2012 / FootballSports Medicine
Charlotte Observer


Beginning next fall, when a high school football player’s helmet comes off while the ball is live, he’ll be required to sit out at least one play.

This was one of eight rules approved by the National Federation of State High School Association Football Rules Committee. The N.C. High School Athletic Association, which has nearly 400 schools including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, is a member of the National Federation.

“The committee made this rules change after reviewing data from multiple states regarding the frequency of helmets coming off during live-ball play,” said Julian Tackett, chair of the Football Rules Committee and commissioner of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. “It is the committee’s hope that this serves notice for schools to properly fit players with helmets to reduce the incidence of these situations and remind the players not to take steps that alter the fit.”

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