But this story is about one Arkansan who proves why it's so important that we talk about this disease.
"When I'm angry, music allows me to pour all that negative energy into my horn," said Isaac Davis.
For the former Razorback and NFL player music has always been a part of who he is. "If I'm not playing I'm listening to it." But these days, why he delves into beats is much different than his early days.
"I fight depression. I'm still dealing with anxiety. Anger. Not anger issues, but quick temper. Easily agitated."
He’s agitated, but no longer confused about why he is agitated. Davis now knows that he lives with the symptoms of a degenerative brain disorder known as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE. And the tunes to him are a way to cope with the damage done to his head in the game of football. This is a thing that people do not see.
"They do not see the pain, the tears, the everything. The only thing they want to see is that big hit or that magnificent throw and spectacular catch. However, after that final whistle is blown or the clock hits zero for that last time, and what happens to that gladiator?" explained Davis.