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Five Year Helmet Rating Plan
Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™
Adult Football Helmet Ratings - May 2014
A total of 23 adult football helmet models that have been evaluated using the STAR evaluation system are included in the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings™. All 23 helmets included in the ratings have been made available to consumers at the time of publication. Helmets with more stars provide a reduction in concussion risk compared to helmets with less stars. Group rankings are differentiated by pre-determined thresholds.
Note: Any player in any sport can sustain a head injury with even the very best head protection. This analysis is based on data trends and probabilities, and therefore a specific person's risk may vary. This variation is likely dominated by genetic differences, health history, and impact factors such as muscle activation.