Any football viewer knows that a disproportionate amount of serious head and spinal injuries occur on kickoffs when large, aggressive and armored athletes charge toward each other from great distances.
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Tatum's death comes just as the NFL is beginning to begrudgingly address its issues with player safety and his legacy provides an interesting platform from which to look at the future of football.
Jack Tatum, a former Pro Bowl safety for the Oakland Raiders, died on Tuesday at age 61. Nicknamed "The Assassin" (although he did not like the term),...
Old time Oakland Raider Jack Tatum died yesterday of a heart attack at the age of 61. It was Tatum who put the hit on Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley in a 1978 game. Stingley was paralyzed.
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