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NFL Medicine

Written by Cara J. Hayden



When Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger endures a hard tackle during a football game, team physician Anthony Yates is always there to examine him and see whether he’s OK. In fact, Yates, an assistant clinical professor of medicine in Pitt’s School of Medicine, has been looking after the health of Pittsburgh Steelers athletes for more than 30 years. This summer, the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society honored him with the Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Award, an annual prize recognizing the best efforts of doctors who serve NFL teams.