Huskies to sport Kato Collars in 2019

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Those watching Aurora football last season may have noticed then senior Carter Pursley wearing a unique neck collar different from anyone else.
That’s the work of Jeff Chambers, a 1977 Aurora graduate who has spent the better part of 20 years designing a Kato Collar and will now see his alma mater wear the device in bunches.
Product development goes all the way back to 1997, when Chambers was the head athletic trainer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. He was trying to help a player deal with stingers, a shooting pain and numbness of the arm resulting from a hit to the head.
Chambers thought some kind of collar might help, one with some air or padding in it for cushioning, but he couldn’t find one that would work.
He never stopped thinking about it, though.

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