As summer begins each year, the risk from heat-related illness heats up as the mercury rises. On average over the last 20 years, 3 football players have died from heat-related illness. Most of these have been high school athletes, but it has happened at all levels of football as well as other sports. In 2001, Korey Stringer, an offensive lineman for the Minnesota Vikings died from complications related to heat stroke during training camp. Following his death, Korey’s wife worked to bring the message about heat stroke to as wide an audience as possible. In 2010 the Korey Stringer Institute was founded at the University of Connecticut with the goal of increasing the research on and reducing the risks of Heat Stroke.