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Legacy Donors

jenkins1The BU CTE Center is able to conduct pathological research thanks to tissue donations from benevolent families. These families understand that this research will help protect millions of other athletes in today and in the future, as well as accelerate the search for a cure for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

We are forever thankful to the families that continue to put their trust in SLI and the BU CTE Center. Without their selfless contributions, SLI would have never made progress toward discovery. Donor families often choose to stay involved with SLI and BU CTE Center research through the Family Advisory Board.

*Below the SLI Legacy Donors are listed regardless of results of their brain analysis, and many cases are pending. All have been listed with the permission of their family. Please click the icon below his or her photo to learn more about the legacies of our donors and any public results of the research.

Youth & High School Football
Daniel Brett
Daniel Brett
11/11/84 – 5/14/11
Jason Bryngelson
Jason Bryngelson
5/26/90 – 2/22/10
Greyson Newman
Greyson Newman
10/11/93 – 1/2/11
Nathan Stiles
Nathan Stiles
11/2/92 – 10/29/10
Austin Trenum
Austin Trenum
3/25/93 – 9/27/10
Eric Pelly
Eric Martin Pelly
5/31/88 – 10/10/06
Joseph Chernach
Joseph Chernach
7/11/86 – 6/6/12
Devin Hands
Devin Hands
1/28/90 – 1/19/13
Mike Jenkins
Michael Jenkins
3/3/66 – 5/5/11
James Rahal
Michael Jenkins
10/14/33 – 6/11/11
Dominik Vanacore
Vanacore
3/26/43 – 3/26/11
Isaac Harding
Isaac Harding
8/5/97 – 2/5/12
Austin Vanderweele
Joseph Chernach
8/18/89 – 6/22/12
College Football
Mike Borich
Mike Borich
12/8/62 – 2/9/09
Erik Metzler
Erik Metzler
4/5/79 – 1/11/11
Phillip Moorehead
Phillip Moorehead
7/17/55 – 7/19/11
Sheldon Paradis
Sheldon Paradis
5/21/40 – 9/26/08
Ron Perryman
Ron Perryman
3/12/67 – 1/20/11
Morris Trent Phipps
Morris Trent Phipps
1/15/48 – 10/9/09
Frederick Smith
Frederick Smith
1/5/47 – 8/16/11
Military
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas
9/30/88 – 4/26/10
Michael E. King
Michael
4/27/46 – 10/7/11
Fitzgerald Hughes
Fitzgerald Hughes
8/9/51 – 8/24/11
Dick Proebstle
Dick Proebstle
6/8/42 – 5/17/12
Oscar Harte
Oscar Harte
10/7/20 – 8/29/12
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez Legacy Photo
12/11/63 – 1/3/13
Michael Muldoon
Michael Muldoon
12/10/48 – 7/14/12
Don Burt
Michael Muldoon
9/1/32 – 1/19/14
Earl “Curtis” Hale
Earl Curtis Hale
2/16/56 – 1/12/14
Professional Football
Raymond Abruzzese
Raymond Abruzzese
10/27/37 – 8/22/11
John Allen
Johnny Allen
6/4/33 – 3/3/10
Forrest Blue
Forrest Blue
9/7/45 – 7/16/11
Danny Brabham
Danny Brabham
2/25/41 – 1/23/11
Lew Carpenter
Lew Carpenter
1/12/32 – 11/14/10
Tony Cesario
Lew Cesario
7/19/76 – 9/25/10
Louis Creekmur
Louis Creekmur
1/22/27 – 7/5/09
Shane Dronett
Shane Dronett
1/12/71 – 1/21/09
Dave Duerson
Dave Duerson
11/28/60 – 2/17/11
Pete Duranko
Pete Duranko
12/15/43 – 7/8/11
Ray Easterling
Ray Easterling
9/3/49 – 4/19/12
Cookie Gilchrist
Cookie Gilchrist
5/24/35 – 1/10/11
John Grimsley
John Grimsley
2/25/62 – 2/6/08
Wally Hilgenberg
John Grimsley
9/19/42 – 9/24/08
Gerald Huth
Gerald Huth
7/23/33 – 2/11/11
Ken Iman
Ken Iman
2/8/39 – 11/14/10
John Henry Johnson
John Henry Johnson
11/24/29 – 6/3/11
Brandon Joyce
Brandon Joyce
9/5/84 – 12/28/10
Terry Joyce
Terry Joyce
7/18/54 – 6/17/11
Ralph Kercheval
Ralph Kercheval
12/1/1911 – 10/6/2010
Robert LeBlanc
Robert LeBlanc
10/17/36 – 2/9/11
AFL/CFL
Greg Lens
Greg Lens
3/11/45 – 11/18/09
David Lunceford
David Lunceford
5/6/34 – 5/23/09
Rob Lytle
Rob Lytle
11/12/54 – 11/20/10
John Mackey
John Mackey
9/24/41 – 7/6/11
Ollie Matson
Ollie Matson
5/1/30 – 2/19/11
Keli McGregor
Keli McGregor
1/23/62 – 4/20/10
Tom McHale
Tom McHale
2/25/63 – 5/25/08
Kenny McKinley
Kenny McKinley
1/31/87 – 9/20/10
Joe Perry
Joe Perry
1/22/27 – 4/25/11
Eric Scoggins
Eric Scoggins
1/23/59 – 1/9/09
Tony Sorrentino
Tony Sorrentino
2/28/22 – 2/7/10
Justin Strzelczyk
Justin Strzelczyk
8/1/68 – 9/30/04
Andre Waters
Andre Waters
3/10/62 – 11/20/06
Robert Basten
Robert Basten
1/28/60 – 3/3/12
Charles Collins
Charlie Collins
1/24/46 – 2/23/12
Jesse Whittenton
Jesse Whittenton
5/9/34 – 5/21/12
Grant Feasel
Grant Feasel
6/28/60 – 7/15/12
Jeff Winans
Jeff Winans
10/12/51 – 12/22/12
O.J. Murdock
O.J. Murdock
2/15/87 – 7/30/12
Ralph Wenzel
Ralph Wenzel
3/14/43 – 6/18/12
Doug Long
Doug Long
5/24/55 – 1/21/12
Cullen Finnerty
Cullen Finnerty
8/12/82 – 5/26/13
Dave Kocourek
Dave Kocourek
8/20/37 – 4/24/13
Jimmy Lesane
Jimmy Lesane
3/18/30 – 1/4/13
David Costa
David Costa
10/27/41 – 5/20/13
Paul Oliver
David Costa
3/30/84 – 9/24/13
Jim Hudson
David Costa
3/31/43 – 6/25/13
Bill Troup
Cullen Finnerty
4/2/51 – 12/14/13
Dennis Wirgowski
Dennis Wirgowski
9/20/47 – 1/25/14
Charles Mackey
Charles Mackey
10/17/34 – 1/22/14
John Frechette
John Frechette
12/19/42 – 7/29/14
Hockey
Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogaard
6/23/82 – 5/13/11
NHL
Reggie Fleming
Reggie Fleming
4/21/36 – 7/11/09
NHL
Richard Martin
Richard Martin
7/26/51 – 3/13/11
NHL
Bob Probert
Robert Probert
6/5/65 – 7/5/10
NHL
Ben Pearson
Ben Pearson
8/15/90 – 10/2/10
Semi-Pro
Peter Grant
Peter Grant
8/10/61 – 2/8/11
Intramural
Conor O’Kane
Conor O'Kane
7/21/91 – 1/15/11
College
Lyndon Kenny
Lyndon Kenny
2/14/84 – 11/1/11
Semi-Pro
Baseball
Ryan Freel
Ryan Freel
3/8/76 – 12/22/12
MLB
Wrestling & Boxing
Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit
5/21/67 – 6/24/07
John Bernard Costello
John Bernard Costello
9/7/17–9/29/11
Curtis Hatch
Curtis Hatch
2/1/70 – 12/31/11
Scott LeDoux
Scott LeDoux
1/7/49 – 8/11/11
Pro Boxing
College Football
Johnny Lira
John Lira
7/31/51 – 12/8/12
Greg Page
John Greg Page
10/25/58 – 4/27/09
Richard Byrne
Richard Byrne
8/13/50 – 9/4/12
Martial Arts
Professional Wrestling
Soccer & Rugby
Curtis Baushke
Curtis Baushke
5/17/90 – 6/15/14
High Level Amateur Soccer
Patrick Grange
Patrick Grange
11/4/82 – 4/10/12
Semi-Pro Soccer
Rowan Stringer
Rowan Stringer
6/25/95 – 5/12/13
High School Rugby
Barry “Tizza” Taylor
Barry Taylor
6/16/35 – 4/24/13
Pro Rugby (Australia)
Amateur Athletes
Andrea Cochrane
Andrea Cochrane
2/19/79 – 6/16/11
Skiing
Victoria Moore
Andrea Cochrane
10/17/56 – 6/29/12
Karate
Military
Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez
9/19/88 – 6/4/11
Dennis Shippey
Dennis Shippey
2/5/46 – 8/31/11
Competitive Swimming
Robert Shisslak
Robert Shisslak
5/13/60 – 4/12/11
Semi-Pro Football