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Amen. He's got to take care of his brain. This hit didn't look nearly as bad as the last couple, but he went out cold.


I totally agree. I was thinking this after the USC game, but at this point it almost seems irresponsible to let him play. At least, to let him play as a return man/WR, he doesn't seem to get hurt on the end-arounds...

Tricia Herrick

I agree 100%. As a fan and an alum, I am hoping Stanford can pull it out against Oregon and even get to the BCS Championship, but not at the expense of Chris Owusu taking yet another hit like that.

Joann Ludwig

Funny thing, Hank, this morning I was thinking about calling you and asking you, if, as a father, you thought Owusu should quit. Your answer is the right one.

Class of 2013

I totally agree. I was at a student viewing party yesterday in the dining hall and the place held its breath after that hit. When Chris gave the thumbs up, the entire dining hall erupted into applause and cheers. That moment really made me proud to be part of the Stanford family.

Gary Charles

It may already be too late. Concussions are much more serious than people realize and they can have serious long term implications that may not be evident right away. I have a hard time believing that it's even up for debate that he would return to football if it's true that this is his fourth concussion in two years. Stanford needs to do the right thing and make the decision for him. He should not be playing contact sports ever again.

Rinaldo 73

With teary eyes, I have to say "Awesome post, Hank." It's staggering to think of "Stanford" and "National Championship" in the same sentence, but there is no result that would justify the life-long implications of another brain injury to Chris Owusu. We recognize your contributions to this history-making team, Chris. And we wish you a lifetime of happiness and health. Another game of football may jeopardize our wishes.


I 100% agree that medically speaking this would be absolutely the wisest course of action. However, I also 100% think that this is a decision for Chris Owusu and his family to make without any external pressures from the media, well meaning as they might be.

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