Former NFL stars take on player safety in Heads Up Football Advisory Committee

10:35 AM, May 30, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Pro Football Hall of Famers Deion and Barry Sanders and Howie Long will join 18 others for meetings in New York on Thursday as the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee.
    
The group will work through USA Football to promote player safety for children in all 50 states.
    
Also involved are Brett Favre, Bill Cowher, Marvin Lewis, Cris Collinsworth and Michael Straham.
    
Heads Up Football is a comprehensive youth football membership program developed by USA Football, the governing body for the sport in the United States, and supported by the NFL to strengthen youth player safety. More than 1,800 youth leagues  representing more than 375,000 players and 54,000 coaches have committed to the teaching techniques of the program.

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