September 11, 2013
Patrick Larimore, former UCLA team captain and middle linebacker, received national recognition for making one of the most historic and courageous decisions by a student-athlete. After suffering repeated concussions, including one that sidelined him for over a month, Patrick retired from college football in August of 2012. Despite forgoing his final season of eligibility and a potentially promising NFL career, Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from UCLA in 2012.
Patrick has since launched a social enterprise, My Head Hurts, to enable head trauma survivors to share their experiences, connect with individuals and families facing similar challenges, and locate viable resources to improve overall wellness. Visit the website at www.MyHeadHurts.co or follow him on Twitter at @PLari42.