About Kevin Turner

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Kevin Turner is founder of the Kevin Turner Foundation. He played eight seasons in the NFL as a fullback in the 1990s for the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Due to the countless collisions he absorbed on the field, Turner suffered multiple concussions, significant nerve damage, and a neck injury that ultimately ended his career. After a series of unexplained symptoms in his retirement, like headaches, depression and memory loss, doctors said the cause was repeated brain trauma from playing football.

In May 2010, Kevin was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevin is now involved in research that links chronic traumatic encephalopathy ("CTE" i.e. repeated brain trauma) in athletes to ALS, and through The Kevin Turner Foundation, he is raising awareness about these issues.

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Protect Your Noggin: National Brain Injury Awareness Month (VIDEO)

Protect Your Noggin: National Brain Injury Awareness Month (VIDEO)

March 11, 2014 with

Former NFL star Kevin Turner on work he’s doing to find a cure for ALS, bring attention to brain injury

Former NFL Player Kevin Turner Brings Attention to ALS (VIDEOS)

Former NFL Player Kevin Turner Brings Attention to ALS (VIDEOS)

December 28, 2012 with

Kevin Turner raises awareness about possible link between athletes who suffer brain trauma, disease

Kevin Turner: Finding the Positive Amidst Hardship (VIDEO)

Kevin Turner: Finding the Positive Amidst Hardship (VIDEO)

September 6, 2012 with

Former NFL player with ALS says focusing on the positive ‘gives you something to shoot for’

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