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NFL Executive Says Kickoff Rule Reduced Concussions

Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay, the chairman of the NFL Competition Committee, told the media in Palm Beach today that moving the kickoff line up last year had a positive effect on the game, possibly reducing the number of concussions.  Specifically, McKay said that conncussions on kickoffs declined 40 percent.

The NCAA is contemplating a similar rule change, which would move the line up in a bid to increase touchbacks and lessen collisions.

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