Sandra Black, an ATC from Texas Tech University, examined a possible relationship between neck strength and concussions in Division I Football players. The results did not demonstrate a statistically significant correlation between the two variables. However, the body of evidence that she provides still makes an obvious case for the implementation of direct neck strength training.

Her thesis deserves to be read entirely, as she covers several variables that could possibly lead to minimizing the risk of concussions (i.e. protective gear, technique). Click here for the link to the PDF file containing her thesis, Neck Strength and Concussion in NCAA Division I Football.