BU-Led Research Maps the Route to Dementia: Largest-ever study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy » Ron Perryman – Photo Courtesy of the Perryman Family

Former Boston College linebacker Ron Perryman, who died at 42 from respiratory failure, was one of the athletes whose brains had a degenerative disease and were part of BU-led research. Photo courtesy of the Perryman Family

Former Boston College linebacker Ron Perryman, who died at 42 from respiratory failure, was one of the athletes whose brains had a degenerative disease and were part of BU-led research. Photo courtesy of the Perryman Family