Quantification of accelerometer derived impacts associated with competitive games in NCAA division I college football players.
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The aims of the present study were to
1) examine positional impact profiles of NCAA division I college football players using global positioning system (GPS) and integrated accelerometry (IA) technology, and
2) determine if positional differences in impact profiles during competition exist within offensive and defensive teams.
Thirty-three NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision players were monitored using GPS and IA (GPSports, Canberra, Australia) during 12 regular season games throughout the 2014 season. Individual player datasets (n = 294) were divided into offensive and defensive teams, and positional sub-groups. The intensity, number, and distribution of impact forces experienced by players during competition were recorded. Positional differences were found for the distribution of impacts within offensive and defensive teams. Wide receivers (WR) sustained more very light and light to moderate (5-6.5 G force) impacts than other position groups, while the running backs (RB) were involved in more severe (>10 G force) impacts than all offensive position groups, with the exception of the quarterbacks (QB) (p
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