A couple years back I was following a discussion of another school's QB situation. When I suggested they use their mobile quarterback for more ground-based plays (options/draws) I received howling protests that the QB was too "slight" to hold up.
Yesterday during the game it was noted that Forcier had never done a weightlifting program until he arrived in AA this spring. This brought to mind the issue - is he or any other player in more danger of injury based on their weight or body structure?
It's supposed to sound "intuitive" that a smaller player is at more risk for injury, but weight limits in youth football have never been shown to prevent injury to lighter kids (in fact, heavier kids are more likely to be injured by more athletically-advanced lighter kids of the same age.)
Is there any scientific, medical or kiniesological evidence available? (In other words, can we have a real survey and not just anecdotal "I was a skinny guy and never got injured playing football" stories?)