Tall and imposing, indomitable even, 6-foot-8 with shoulders and a back broad enough to push a pickup truck. He was a star lineman on a state championship team in high school and for the University of Colorado Buffaloes, where he set a team record for starts and minutes played. He was an Associated Press third-team all-American and played three years in the N.F.L.
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Researchers may be closing in on a way to check athletes while they’re alive for signs of a degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to frequent head blows. Experimental scans found higher levels of an abnormal protein tied to the disease in a study of former National Football League players who were having mood and thinking problems.
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The estate of a former Washington State University football player has joined hundreds of other former players who say the NCAA, colleges, and football conferences didn’t do enough to protect them from repetitive brain injuries in the sport.
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A website outlining concussions in lower-impact sports, best practices and research would be created under Senate Bill 5238, which was heard Monday in the Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee.
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