We believe football builds character. Kids learn teamwork and trust. They experience join and pain. They make a lifetime of friends and memories.

The Vicis coalition is a movement of moms, dads, brothers, sisters, players, coaches, doctors, and others who care deeply and want to make a difference in the lives of young athletes. Our charge is to promote safety in football and other sports. We are driven to ensure kids can continue to play and enjoy sports safely.


Doug is an NFL wide receiver with the Seattle Seahawks and a 2014 Super Bowl champion.  He attended Stanford University, where he earned a degree in Science & Technology in Society.  Doug and Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice are the only players in NFL history with at least 10 receiving touchdowns in a four-game span.  In 2015, he scored at least two touchdowns in four straight games, a feat accomplished by only Calvin Johnson and Hall of Fame WR Cris Carter in the past 50 years.


Russell Wilson is an NFL QB with the Seattle Seahawks and a 2014 Super Bowl Champion. He attended NC State and Wisconsin where he led the Badgers to a Rose Bowl appearance his senior year. A 3-time Pro Bowler, Russell holds the NFL record for the most regular season wins by a QB his first five seasons.


It may be easier to list the things Jerry Rice hasn’t accomplished on the football field. Arguably the greatest football player of all time, Jerry dominated the NFL for 20 years. He’s a three-time Super Bowl Champion, a Super Bowl MVP, and was voted to the Pro Bowl thirteen times. He holds over 100 NFL records, including most career touchdowns, most career receiving yards, most career receptions, and most career all purpose yards.


Roger Staubach is a Heisman Trophy winner, Super Bowl MVP, two-time Super Bowl Champion, and NFL Hall of Fame Inductee.  He attended the U.S. Naval Academy before joining the Dallas Cowboys, where he played all 11 seasons of his career – leading the team to five Super Bowl appearances, and becoming the first player ever to win both the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP.


Tony Dorsett is a Hall of Fame NFL running back and 1978 Super Bowl Champion. After attending the University of Pittsburgh, where he was named All American and won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award for Player of the Year. Tony was drafted in the first round by the Dallas Cowboys where he was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Tony has been inducted into both the NFL and College Football Halls of Fame.


Tim Brown was one of the most electric football players to play the game. With the Raiders, he was a nine-time Pro Bowl player, led the NFL in receptions in 1997 and in punt return yards in 1994, racked up nine consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons, and was named to the NFL’s 1990s All-Decade team. He’s now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Before turning pro, Tim played for Notre Dame, becoming the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy.


Mark Schlereth is a well-known ESPN analyst, regularly appearing on the network’s TV and radio broadcasts. As a player, Mark was a stalwart offensive lineman for 12 NFL seasons, starting more than 170 games for Washington and Denver. Recognized for his toughness, Mark underwent 29 surgeries over his playing career. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, he achieved success wherever he went, winning 3 Super Bowls: one with Washington and two with Denver.
"During my playing career, I suffered multiple injuries. New helmet technology is long overdue and I’m excited to see VICIS step up and offer something that can help better protect our athletes."


Nate played Wide Receiver in the NFL for ten years as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns. He was an All-American at University of Nevada, where he continues to hold school and conference records for single-game receptions.  Nate is now an Analyst with NFL Network.