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MVP Keeps Making Waves

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The Mobile Virtual Player has won its category (Training the Athlete: “Educational and training innovations designed to reduce injury during practice or competition. Innovations may include training techniques or equipment”) in the NFL First and Future Pitch Competition. If you are not up to speed on the MVP, here is a summary of a true innovation in football training:

Prizes include $50,000 from the NFL to further develop the MVP, acceptance into Texas Medical Center’s renowned startup program TMCx, and two tickets to Super Bowl LI.

Keep an eye out for Buddy Teevens ‘79 and Mrs. T in the crowd today. Or will John Currier ‘79 be there with Buddy? (What a great class!)

Addendum: The panel choosing the winners was made of the following members:

- Ed Egan, Ph.D., Director of the McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Rice University’s Baker Institute

- Rich Ellenbogen, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center and Co-Chairman of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee

- Bernard Harris, M.D., M.B.A, CEO and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures

- Mae Jemison, M.D., Principal, 100 Year Starship

- Chad Pennington, former NFL quarterback, NFL Legend

- Sue Siegel, CEO of GE Ventures and healthymagination

- John Urschel, Baltimore Ravens guard and center


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