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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.
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.