SmartTeams Talk: Uncle Says Nephew's Death Playing High School Football Was Game-Changer

As tragic as was the 2001 death in a high school football game from Second Impact Syndrome of his 17-year-old nephew Matthew, says Deron Colby, it was a game-changer: not only did it inspire MomsTEAM's Brooke de Lench to launch a pioneering youth sports concussion center and to dedicate her PBS documentary, "The Smartest Team", to Matthew, but it eventually led to the creation of SmartTeams, a program to educate youth sports parents, coaches, athletic trainers, and administrators about best health and safety practices to minimize such needless tragedies in the future.

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