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Football could be be if you get hit wrong. A school friend of mine was in a coma for weeks and took a year to recuperate. But he was hit illegally from behind, not as an actual part of the football action.

The reason for the helmets and pads is that collisions between boys or men, at the speeds at which they run in US football, is very likely to cause injury otherwise. Additionally, putting so much force on muscles and joints can damage them even without direct impact. Many players suffer ankle and knee injuries.

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No.

compared to competitive cheer...football is crazy easy and yes i have played both. If you want more information, then look up the question :

What is the most dangerous sport?

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Yes, all forms of football are far more dangerous.

[This is purely opinion and speculation, I suggest searching Google for Football accident and injury rates and comparing them with the same for Volleyball for a more objective answer.]

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Football is much more dangerous! baseball is dangerous.because you don't have padding or facemask.the ball is coming at you at 95 mph you cant see it you get hit in the throat and you will die or in the temple there was a baseball player who was playing and got beamed in the cheek and his eye popped out. But more deaths due to Football only one death from Beanball.

In baseball, a beanball is a pitch, similar to a brushback pitch but actually intended to hit the batter as it is thrown at the head. Several players' careers have been impaired or derailed after being struck with a beanball. Hall of Famer Mickey Cochrane was knocked unconscious and later hospitalized for 7 days in 1937, and never played another game. In 1941, Dodgers outfielder Pete Reiser was hospitalized for a month, one of numerous injuries which shortened his career. Lou Boudreau played only sporadically after being beaned in 1951, and retired the following season. Tony Conigliaro missed over a year after being hit in the eye, and his vision later deteriorated to the point where he was forced to retire. Dickie Thon returned from a gruesome beaning in 1984, but never matched his earlier success. On September 28, 1995, Kirby Puckett, the superstar outfielder of the Minnesota Twins, was struck in the cheek by a Dennis Martínez fastball, breaking his jaw and loosening two teeth. It would be his last game; during spring training the following year he developed glaucoma, which ended his career. In 2005, the Cubs' Adam Greenberg was hit in the head with the first pitch that he faced in his major league career. Ron Santo, who thought he had lost an eye when his cheekbone was broken by a pitch in 1966, rushed back to the lineup. He described his attitude: "It was like, 'Here, hit me again.' I didn't have any fear. I just went on. When you get older, maybe fear does set in. Nobody will admit that, but it does happen." Don Zimmer, who was nearly killed by a beanball in 1953 and had four metal buttons surgically implanted in his skull, recounted, "It's not a case of being tougher than anybody else... You never know how you're going to react until you come back and play again." Ray Chapman, killed by a pitch in 1920. Only one player has died after being hit in the head in MLB history. Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was hit by a pitch thrown bysubmarine pitcher and noted headhunter Carl Mays on August 16, 1920 at the Polo Grounds in New York. He died 12 hours later and is noted as the only player to have been killed by a pitch. The following spring, Chapman's teammates experimented with leather helmets similar to those being used by football players; that year's Spalding Guide declared, "There is nothing 'sissy' about it." Catcher Roger Bresnahan is cited as one of the first players to construct and wear a helmet, in 1907. Starting in 1956, Major League Baseball required that all batters either wear batting helmets or protective plastic liners underneath their caps. Full helmets were made mandatory in 1971, and wearing a model with an earflap has been required since 1983. Minor leaguers (as well as most college, high school, and youth leagues) must wear helmets with a flap covering each ear. A pitcher who is known for a habit of purposely throwing at opposing batters' heads is called a headhunter. Pitchers popularly known as headhunters include Don Drysdale, Bob Gibson, Sal Maglie, Hugh Casey, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martínez, Vicente Padilla, Josh Beckett, and Ian Kennedy.

DEATHS from FOOTBALL:

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Al Lucas, 26, Los Angeles Avengers, defensive tackle, in-game neck injury (2005)

NFL Deaths

Name Age Position Team Cause of death Year Gaines Adams26DEChicago BearsCardiac arrest due to Cardiomyopathy2010 Howard Glenn 26 OG New York Titans (AFL) Neck injury (in-game) 1960 Larry Gordon 28 LB Miami Dolphins Heart attack 1983

Thomas Herrion 23 G San Francisco 49ersIschaemic heart disease2005 Mack Lee Hill 25 FB Kansas City Chiefs(AFL) pulmonary embolism 1965 Chuck Hughes 28 WR Detroit Lions cardiac arrest (in-game) 1971 Stone Johnson 23 RB Kansas City Chiefs(AFL) neck injury (in-game) 1963

Damien Nash 24 RB Denver Broncos cardiac failure during a pickup game 2007

Dave Sparks 26 DT Washington Redskinsheart attack 1954

Korey Stringer 27 OT Minnesota Vikings heat stroke during practice 2001

Derrick Thomas 33 LB Kansas City Chiefspulmonary embolism following injuries sustained 2000

  • Howard Glenn 26 OG New York Titans (AFL) Neck injury (in-game) 1960 Stone Johnson 23 RB Kansas City Chiefs (AFL) neck injury (in-game) 1963

    College:

  • Ted Agu 21 University of California, Berkeley defensive end collapsed during training run[2] 20144 Bill Allen 18 Central Missouri State College (now University of Central Missouri) death during practice 19655 Chris Angeloff 20 University of Akron tight end during game against Marshall University 1975 Paul Becker Caltech center skull fracture suffered in Caltech-La Verne Collegegame 1939 Vernon Belyea Norwich University injuries suffered in game vs. Holy Cross 1913 Dave Bliss 20 College of San Mateo head injury in game against Santa Monica City College 19677 Douglas Boe 21 Princeton tailback head injury suffered in game 16 months earlier 1968 Alan Buder 18 University of Pennsylvania defensive tackle blood infection after leg injury in junior varsity game against Harvard 1964464

Eugene Byrne Army in-game injuries vs. Harvard 1909 Derringer Cade 20 Northeast Missouri State University (nowTruman State University) during game vs. Southwest Baptist University 1990090 Chris Cooper 21 University of New Mexico lineman cardiac arrest during workout 1990 Carl Dahlbeck Purdue University locker room explosion 1936 Ray Dennison 26 Fort Lewis A&M (now Fort Lewis College) in-game death 1955 Keeley Dorsey 19 University of South Florida running back team locker room working out 20077 Arthur Ehlers University of Iowa brain hemorrhage suffered in freshman vs. varsity game 1933 Donald Foley 19 United States Naval Academy (Navy) fullback spinal cord injury during practice 1961 William Foster 20 Johnson C. Smith University guard internal injuries suffered when kicked in the stomach during practice 196111 Tommy Gannon Purdue University locker room explosion 1936 James Glenn 19 Texas A&M University place kicker heart ailment practice 1991 Reggie Grob 19 University of Texas at Austin guard heat stroke during practice 1962

Eddie Hanna 24 Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University) halfback heart attack following game vs. Colorado College 194949 Demetre Homer 19 Yale guard brain injury suffered in JV game 1952 Earl Hundley Georgetown College tackle heart attack during practice 1962 James Hyde 18 Howard College following practice 1965 Jawan Jackson 19 Northern Illinois University during conditioning drills 2002 William Wayne Jones 19 Tennessee State University Defensive Back collapsed during a non-contact practice 20122

Mike Kelsey SMU center heat prostration during practice 1962 Kosta Karageorge[17] 22 Ohio State defensive linemen suicide 2014 John Karkoska 19 Baylor University offensive lineman during pre-game warmups 1990

Allen Kidder 22 USC blood infection after human bite 1936

Andrew Lang University of Pennsylvania neck fracture during game vs. Mercersberg Academy 19222 Robert Lewin 20 Baltimore Medical College tackle heart attack in game vs. Navy 1903 Nick Liotta 22 Villanova guard hanging in dorm 1951 Dale Lloyd 19 Rice University defensive back during workout 2006 Charles "Sonny" Lohr 19 University of Maryland center heat stroke 1959 Bobby McBride Wilkes College defensive back cerebral hemorrhage in game against Kings Point 1972

Will McKamey 19 United States Naval Academy (Navy) running back collapsed at practice[20] 2014 Tim McNerney 21 Washington & Jefferson running back homicide (mugging)[21] 2012 Ken Meenan 26 University of Illinois running back blood poisoning following motorcycle accident 1934 William "Bill" Mehl 21 Valparaiso University guard in game injury, resulting in streptococcal infection, suffered against Manchester University 1938 Naeshall D. Menard 20 Louisiana State University Center suicide 1998 Jarvis Midgett 18 University of Tampa tackle brain injury during workout drill 1954 Jakell Mitchell 18 Auburn University fullback murdered from gunshot wound by girlfriend 2014 Kyndle Mongeon 20 Colgate University offensive tackle stabbing 1993 Harold Moore Union College (New York) halfback skull fracture in game vs. New York University 1905 Edward Morrissey St. Ambrose College blood poisoning after in-game leg injury 1913 Martin Morrow 21 Morgan Park Jr. College cerebral hemorrhage 1938 Chucky Mullins 21 University of Mississippi spinal cord injury after 1989 on-field collision 1991 Rudolph Munk West Virginia University halfback concussion after being kicked in the head during a game 1910 Cornelius Murphy Fordham University brain injury suffered in game vs. Bucknell 1931 James Gamble Nippert 23 University of Cincinnati center spike wound suffered while playing against Miami (Ohio) 1923 Aaron O'Neal 19 University of Missouri defensive back viral meningitis 2005[22] Greg Page 19 University of Kentucky defensive end neck injury sustained in practice 1967[23][24] L.L. Paine Cornell University internal injuries suffered in a scrimmage 1910 John Pappas 20 Boston University guard head injuries suffered in Boston University-Syracuse game 1953 Alfred Pimm Amherst College halfback spinal injuries incurred during practice 1926 Cole Pittman 21 University of Texas defensive tackle car crash 2001 Ereck Plancher 19 University of Central Florida athlete heat stroke 2008 Greg Pratt 20 Auburn University fullback collapsed on practice field 1983 Gregory Pratt 19 Abilene Christian University pulmonary aspiration 1980 Ted Presley University of Kentucky shooting while playing Russian roulette 1993 Bob Priester University of Mississippi defensive lineman while running laps 1965 Charles Prior Lehigh University injuries suffered in game vs. West Virginia Wesleyan 1925 Aaron Richardson 18 Bowling Green State University during practice 2004 Joe Roth 21 University of California Berkeley quarterback melanoma 1977 Brandon Rouse 20 Clemson defensive tackle heart attack 2000 Rich Royster 20 Central Connecticut State University defensive tackle car accident 2011 Ja'Mine Rozzell 18 University of New Mexico fullback drowning in river 1997 John "Button" Salmon 22 University of Arizona quarterback car crash 1926[29] Wesley Salonen 23 Montana School of Mines (now Montana Tech of the University of Montana) center neck fracture in game vs. Eastern Montana 1951 Daniel Schatz 19 University of Missouri quarterback car accident 2010 Allan Schafer 17 University of Wisconsin-Madison quarterback injuries sustained in a game versus Iowa 1944 Garrett Schlichtemeier 19 Chadron State College car accident 2010 Steve Schoenecker 18 Platteville State University (now University of Wisconsin-Platteville) heart attack at practice 1969 Bryan Scott Knox College tackle neck injury in game vs. Saint Louis University 1915 Stephen Seard 20 Johnson C. Smith University seizure 2009 Jay Seiler 19 University of Wisconsin-Madison defensive back brain injury during practice 1979 Ron Settles 21 California State University, Long Beach(Long Beach State) running back found hanging in jail cell 1981 Jeff Seymour 20 University of Tennessee defensive back cerebral aneurysm 1994

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Football is more dangerous because it is the most physical sport in America. However no sport is dangerous if you play it right, and are in shape!

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They are both the same sport, unless you referring to American Football and soccer, in which case then American Football is much more dangerous.

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Basketball can be really hurtful to people cause you dont know what can happen, youknow? In football you can get broken ribs and other hurtful stuff.

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Baseball. Harder then it looks.

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