In a 2010 interview with NBC Sports, St. Louis Rams legendary wide receiver Isaac Bruce was asked about player safety -- particularly about how players can protect themselves from concussions. Here's what he had to say: "Players should start doing little things to protect themselves like knowing the situations when there's no more yards to get, go ahead and take it to the turf because the job is to catch the football and protect yourself. There's a way to do it and I think guys should be learning how to protect their heads in practice and meeting rooms to ensure their safety."
Bruce amassed 1,024 catches for 15,208 yards and scored 91 touchdowns over an illustrious 16-year career. He suffered only four concussions. That's remarkable given the size, speed and tackling ability of defenders in the NFL. Bruce knew how to protect himself and he passed those tips along those at the St. Louis Youth Sports Summit.
The 2014 St. Louis Youth Sports Summit was held on Saturday, February 15 at 9 a.m. at Rams Park and was free to attend for youth sports parents and coaches.