The Mueller® protective neck collar is designed for lineman, linebackers, and power running backs. Unlike conventional collars, it fits close to the helmet and doesn't trap body heat. It's also bolted to the shoulder pad to prevent migration.
My 11 year old son suffered a neck strain earlier this year, which prompted our purchase of this collar. He reports that it has prevented further pain. It is difficult to attach to the shoulder pads (I didn't want to drill the recommended holes) but we figured it out and it's working great. The collar is fairly low profile and doesn't interfere with his head movement. We are highly satisfied with our purchase.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend