A new football helmet, made right here in Central Indiana, could soon change the way youth football players are protected on the field.
Despite rule changes and even state laws designed to protect against concussions in football, experts say children are being neglected by helmet standards geared toward adults.
Bill Simpson, a safety pioneer in motorsports who ran two successful racing helmet companies, is now working on a solution for youth football players.
“I’m starting off with it being way better than anything that’s on the market and I know that,” Simpson said.
Simpson invited Fox59 News inside his warehouse to see the new prototype and to put it to the test.
“I’m a little nervous because you’re photographing this and that’s not ever been done before in my test lab,” Simpson said.
Simpson made the transition into designing football helmets last year, when he began tackling the…
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