Innovation in
Safety Award

BECAUSE PLAYER SAFETY IS CRITICAL, WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE MAXWELL CLUB TO RECOGNIZE THE NFL OR NCAA EQUIPMENT MANAGER OR ATHLETIC TRAINER WHO HAS DONE THE MOST TO ADVANCE PLAYER SAFETY THROUGH INNOVATION.

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THE MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FOUNDED IN 1935 TO PROMOTE SAFETY IN FOOTBALL, AND IS THE OLDEST FOOTBALL CLUB IN AMERICA. EACH YEAR, THE CLUB PRESENTS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT ALL LEVELS OF FOOTBALL, FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO THE PROFESSIONAL RANKS.

2017 WINNER

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Allen WRIGHT

EQUIPMENT MANAGER / KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 

Allen Wright, equipment manager at the Kansas City Chiefs, has been named the winner of the VICIS Innovation in Safety Award from the Maxwell Football Club.

Following his high school graduation, Allen accepted a position with his hometown Chiefs, spending his entire career innovating and protecting professional athletes. Over three decades, numerous front office changes, and countless roster additions, Allen’s attention to detail and focus on player safety and performance has been unwavering. At Kansas City, Allen has created a rigorous helmet-fitting protocol, optimizing the fit of every player’s helmet prior to every week’s game. His attention to proper fit predates recent studies demonstrating the importance of fit for helmet effectiveness and player safety. 

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