Former CFL Player and Youth-Athlete Advocate Joins CrashCourse
Brian Bulcke, former Canadian Football League (CFL) player and youth advocate, joins the TeachAids team to help promote concussion awareness and prevention in youth athletics.
In high school, Bulcke was considered one of the top three football prospects in Canada and received recognition as conference defensive MVP his senior year. Weir’s Magazine named him All-Ontario offensive guard. He went on to play college football as a linebacker at Stanford University.
Bulcke played as a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL until 2016. After being drafted sixth overall by the Edmonton Eskimos in 2010, Bulcke decided to stay at Stanford one more year when he was traded to the Calgary Stampeders. However, Bulcke played most of his career with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he lead the team to the 101st Grey Cup, the Canadian equivalent of the Super Bowl.
Since the start of his six-year professional athletic career, Bulcke has passionately advocated for player safety, emphasizing the prevention of head injuries in youth sports. Bulcke’s understanding of the high-risk conditions for repetitive head injuries stems partly from his own experience as a defensive lineman as he explained in a 2017 interview for Context TV. As a spokesperson at both Concussion Legacy Foundation and Brain Injury Services, he worked to strengthen concussion awareness among students, parents, and coaches.
Mr. Bulcke has generously donated 100s of hours to support and counsel the development of the CrashCourse Football curriculum. In fact, he played the role of “the coach” in the Research Version of the pilot production filmed at Sequoia HS and worked tirelessly to help advise on script adaptations and other integral elements of the production process.TeachAids is immensely thankful to have such a passionate and knowledgeable advocate join our team!