Author Archives: Roger Wilson

Tackling Concussion Head On – Former Ulster star trying to change American football

Article by Michael Morrow, BBC Sport NI – Click here for original article The high school near Roger Wilson’s Texas home gives an indication of the strength of the USA’s love affair with American football. Its stadium boasts a capacity identical to the former Ulster player’s old stomping ground during his days as a professional […]

Athletes: We Should Support Concussion Research

Article by Michael Burke – Former professional rugby player Roger Wilson pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to support research on concussions and CTE. When Wilson heard about the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank’s research on the relationship between sports and brain trauma, he didn’t hesitate to pledge. “More people should be aware that you can pledge to donate […]

Former Ulster backrow moves to Dallas to tackle American Football’s biggest problem

Article by Jack O’Toole – After 14 years in professional rugby, Roger Wilson decided to pack up his bags and move his young family to Dallas, Texas. Wilson had spent four years in England with the Northampton Saints between 2008 and 2012 but this was a much bigger move to a much different place […]

TackleSmart | The Art of Living Beautifully

Article by Lauren Palmer – November 7 2018 Today I would like to introduce you to a dynamic, necessary, and power house of a business, TackleSmart, owned by Irish transplant and former professional Rugby player Roger Wilson. With over 350 professional games under his belt, Roger retired last year as a player with the highest […]