Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is at the NFL office in New York City on Thursday as a member of the newly announced Heads Up Football Advisory Committee.
The committee is meeting for the first time publicly on Thursday.
According to an NFL press release:
The committee – which currently includes 22 men and women representing youth football experts, retired NFL players, educators and medical professionals – will advance Heads Up Football’s mission to promote player safety for the children in all 50 states who love to play the sport and gain from its rewards.
With a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise, committee members will help guide the further development of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program.
Heads Up Football is a new, comprehensive youth football membership program developed by USA Football and supported by the NFL to further strengthen youth player safety. More than 1,900 youth football leagues across the United States representing more than 375,000 players and 54,000 coaches have committed to the health and safety of their young players by adopting Heads Up Football in 2013.
Among other players on the committee are former Packers rival Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions and the New York Giants' Michael Strahan, the player Favre intentionally allowed him to sack to break the NFL's all-time sack record in 2001.