The Social Lights May 4, 2016 10:30:45 AM 2 min read

Safety First - Player's Health Documents Youth Sports Injuries

Tell us the story of how and why you started your company.

I was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago with my younger brother and single mother. Attended Harper College, and then transferred to Winona State University. I've always been dedicated to my family, education and my love of football. I played wide-receiver for Winona State and after graduating with a BS in Organizational Psychology, I went on to play football professionally in Europe and Canada (CFL - Canadian Football League).

Unfortunately, I dealt with a lot of injuries and ultimately had to end my career by the time I was 24 years old. Although injuries cut my career short, they also gave me insight into a problem that needs to be solved, which led to the creation of Player's Health in July 2015. The vision of Player's Health is to become the largest database of sports injuries and the cost associated with sports injuries. We believe the more we know about the environment we are exposing our children to, the safer we can make the sports they play everyday.

What’s your most recent success or milestone hit?

We have partnered with USA Wrestling, as well as USA Boxing for all of their regional and national tournaments.

Where do you see your startup in 1 year?

In a year we will be the largest injury management platform with north of 1,000,000 athletes within the Player's Health ecosystem.