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Age vs. Wear and Tear: The Deterioration of an NFL Running Back

Show simple item record Kennedy, Chase 2010-11-08T16:40:37Z 2010-11-08T16:40:37Z 2010
dc.description.abstract This study examines the deterioration of an NFL running back. The two factors examined in this study are the age and wear and tear of a running back. Age is examined by comparing the affect of one additional year of age on running back production, during their ages of decline. Wear and tear is examined by comparing the affect that an additional season’s workload has on production. Results show a non-linear relationship between both age and career workload with production. Running back production is shown to gradually decline at higher ages as well as higher career workload levels. There is also evidence to dismiss the possibility of an age threshold for running back production. Interestingly, however, there appears to be a possible threshold in career workload and its affect on production. en
dc.description.sponsorship Haverford College. Dept. of Economics
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject.lcsh Running backs (Football) -- Wounds and injuries -- Econometric models
dc.subject.lcsh Football injuries -- Econometric models
dc.title Age vs. Wear and Tear: The Deterioration of an NFL Running Back en
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en
dc.rights.access Open Access

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