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Legacy Donors

Jason BryngelsonThe 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
11/11/1984- 5/14/2011
Jason Bryngelson
Jason Bryngelson
5/26/1990- 2/22/2010
Joseph Chernach
Joseph Chernach
7/11/1986–6/6/2012
Devin Hands
Devin Hands
1/28/1990- 1/19/2013
Isaac Harding
Isaac Harding
8/5/1997–2/5/2012
Mike Jenkins
Michael Jenkins
3/3/1966–5/5/2011
Greyson Newman
Greyson Newman
10/11/1993–1/2/2011
Eric Pelly
Eric Pelly
5/31/1988- 10/10/2006
James Rahal
James Rahal
10/14/1933- 6/11/2011
Nathan Stiles
Nathan Stiles
11/2/1992- 10/29/2010
Austin Trenum
Austin Trenum
3/25/1993- 9/27/2010
Dominik Vanacore
Dominik Vanacore
3/26/1943–3/26/2011
Austin Vanderweele
Austin Vanderweele
8/18/1989–/22/2012
College Football
Mike Borich
Mike Borich
12/8/1962–2/9/2009
Don Burt
Don Burt
9/1/1932–1/19/1914
Earl “Curtis” Hale
Earl Curtis Hale
2/16/1956- 1/12/2014
Oscar Harte
Oscar Harte
10/7/1920- 8/29/2012
Fitzgerald Hughes
Fitzgerald Hughes
8/9/1951–8/24/2011
Michael Keck
Michael Keck
9/9/1988-10/21/2013
Michael E. King
Michael King
4/27/1946–10/7/2011
Michael Lopez
Michael Lopez
12/11/1963–1/3/2013
Erik Metzler
Erik Metzler
4/5/1979–1/11/2011
Phillip Moorehead
Phillip Moorehead
7/17/1955–7/19/2011
Michael Muldoon
Michael Muldoon
12/10/1948- 7/14/2012
Sheldon Paradis
Sheldon Paradis
5/21/1940- 9/26/2008
Ron Perryman
Ron Perryman
3/12/1967–1/20/2011
Morris Trent Phipps
Morris Trent Phipps
1/15/1948- 10/9/2009
Dick Proebstle
Dick Proebstle
6/8/1942–5/17/2012
Frederick Smith
Frederick Smith
1/5/1947–8/16/2011
Military
Owen Thomas
Owen Thomas
9/30/1988- 4/26/2010
Professional Football
Raymond Abruzzese
Raymond Abruzzese
10/27/1937- 8/22/2011
John Allen
Johnny Allen
6/4/1933-3/3/2010
Robert Basten
Robert Basten
1/28/1960–3/3/2012
Forrest Blue
Forrest Blue
9/7/1945-7/16/2011
Danny Brabham
Danny Brabham
2/25/1941–1/23/2011
Lew Carpenter
Lew Carpenter
1/12/1932- 11/14/2010
Tony Cesario
Lew Cesario
7/19/1976- 9/25/2010
Daniel Colchico
Lew Cesario
5/27/1937- 4/27/2014
Charles Collins
Charles Collins
1/24/1946- 2/23/2012
David Costa
David Costa
10/27/1941- 5/20/2013
Louis Creekmur
Louis Creekmur
1/22/1927–7/5/2009
Shane Dronett
Shane Dronett
1/12/1971- 1/21/2009
Dave Duerson
Dave Duerson
11/28/1960- 2/17/2011
Pete Duranko
Pete Duranko
12/15/1943–7/8/2011
Ray Easterling
Ray Easterling
9/3/1949–4/19/2012
Grant Feasel
Grant Feasel
6/28/1960- 7/15/2012
Cullen Finnerty
Cullen Finnerty
8/12/1982- 5/26/2013
John Frechette
John Frechette
12/19/1942- 7/29/2014
Cookie Gilchrist
Cookie Gilchrist
5/24/1935–1/10/2011
John Grimsley
John Grimsley
2/25/1962–2/6/2008
Wally Hilgenberg
Wally Hilgenberg
9/19/1942- 9/24/2008
Jim Hudson
David Costa
3/31/1943- 6/25/2013
Gerald Huth
Gerald Huth
7/23/1933–2/11/2011
Ken Iman
Ken Iman
2/8/1939–11/14/2010
John Henry Johnson
John Henry Johnson
11/24/1929–6/3/2011
Brandon Joyce
Brandon Joyce
9/5/1984- 12/28/2010
Terry Joyce
Terry Joyce
7/18/1954–6/17/2011
Ralph Kercheval
Ralph Kercheval
12/1/1911–10/6/2010
Dave Kocourek
Dave Kocourek
8/20/1937- 4/24/2013
Robert LeBlanc
Robert LeBlanc
10/17/1936–2/9/2011
AFL/CFL
Greg Lens
Greg Lens
3/11/1945- 11/18/2009
Jimmy Lesane
Jimmy Lesane
3/18/1930–1/4/2013
Doug Long
Doug Long
5/24/1955-1/21/2012
David Lunceford
David Lunceford
5/6/1934- 5/23/20/2009
Rob Lytle
Rob Lytle
11/12/1954- 11/20/2010
Charles Mackey
Charles Mackey
10/17/1934- 1/22/2014
John Mackey
John Mackey
9/24/1941–7/6/2011
Ollie Matson
Ollie Matson
5/1/1930–2/19/2011
Keli McGregor
Keli McGregor
1/23/1962- 4/20/2010
Tom McHale
Tom McHale
2/25/1963- 5/25/2008
Kenny McKinley
Kenny McKinley
1/31/1987- 9/20/2010
O.J. Murdock
O.J. Murdock
2/15/1987- 7/30/2012
Paul Oliver
Paul Oliver
3/30/1984- 9/24/2013
Joe Perry
Joe Perry
1/22/1927–4/25/2011
Eric Scoggins
Eric Scoggins
1/23/1959–1/9/2009
Tony Sorrentino
Tony Sorrentino
2/28/1922–2/7/2010
Justin Strzelczyk
Justin Strzelczyk
8/1/1968–9/30/2004
Bill Troup
Bill Troup
4/2/1951- 12/14/2013
Andre Waters
Andre Waters
3/10/1962- 11/20/2006
Ralph Wenzel
Ralph Wenzel
3/14/1943- 6/18/2012
Jesse Whittenton
Jesse Whittenton
5/9/1934–5/21/2012
John Wilbur
John Wilbur
5/21/1943 – 12/9/2013
Jeff Winans
Jeff Winans
10/12/1951- 12/22/2012
Dennis Wirgowski
Dennis Wirgowski
9/20/1947- 1/25/2014
Hockey
Derek Boogaard
Derek Boogaard
6/23/1982–5/13/2011
NHL
Reggie Fleming
Reggie Fleming
4/21/1936–7/11/2009
NHL
Peter Grant
Peter Grant
8/10/1961–2/8/2011
Intramural
Lyndon Kenny
Lyndon Kenny
2/14/1984–11/1/2011
Semi-Pro
Richard Martin
Richard Martin
7/26/1951–3/13/2011
NHL
Conor O’Kane
Conor O'Kane
7/21/1991–1/15/2011
College
Ben Pearson
Ben Pearson
8/15/1990- 10/2/2010
Semi-Pro
Bob Probert
Robert Probert
6/5/1965–7/5/2010
NHL
Larry Zeidel
Larry Zeidel
6/1/1927–6/17/2014
NHL
Baseball
Ryan Freel
Ryan Freel
3/8/1976- 12/22/2012
MLB
Wrestling & Boxing
Chris Benoit
Chris Benoit
5/21/1967- 6/24/2007
Richard Byrne
Richard Byrne
8/13/1950–9/4/2012
Martial Arts
Professional Wrestling
George Cormier
George Cormier
07/29/1938 – 11/1/2013
Boxing
John Bernard Costello
John Bernard Costello
9/7/1917–9/29/2011
Curtis Hatch
Curtis Hatch
2/1/1970–12/31/2011
Scott LeDoux
Scott LeDoux
1/7/1949–8/11/2011
Pro Boxing
College Football
Johnny Lira
Johnny Lira
7/31/1951- 12/8/2012
Greg Page
Greg Page
10/25/1958- 4/27/2009
Soccer & Rugby
Curtis Baushke
Curtis Baushke
5/17/1990- 6/15/2014
High Level Amateur Soccer
Patrick Grange
Patrick Grange
11/4/1982–4/10/2012
Semi-Pro Soccer
Rowan Stringer
Rowan Stringer
6/25/1995- 5/12/2013
High School Rugby
Barry “Tizza” Taylor
Barry Taylor
6/16/1935- 4/24/2013
Australian Pro Rugby
Amateur Athletes
Andrea Cochrane
Andrea Cochrane
2/19/1979–6/16/2011
Skiing
Victoria Moore
Victoria Moore
10/17/1956- 6/29/2012
Karate
Military
Willard Fiddler
Willard Fiddler
3/7/1925-12/31/2013
Matthew Martinez
Matthew Martinez
9/19/1988–6/4/2011
Jackson Newbill Miller
Jackson Newbill Miller
1/9/1936–1/26/2013
Dennis Shippey
Dennis Shippey
2/5/1946–8/31/2011
Competitive Swimming
Robert Shisslak
Robert Shisslak
5/13/1960–4/12/2011
Semi-Pro Football