“He loved football,” said Bob Gfeller whose son, Matt, met tragedy under the Friday night lights. “He was a great kid. He had a lot going for him.”
“What happened to Matt is his brain moved so much in his skull that it sheared and bled, ” explained Gfeller. “He had severe brain damage and so he never woke up.”
Instead of turning his back on football, Bob is moving forward to make the game safer.
“Matt would leave every huddle after they called the play by turning to his teammates and say ‘I won’t let you down.’ Well, if we had just turned our back on football and dug ourselves into a hole, we would have let Matt down,” said Gfeller.