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NCAA wants kickoffs moved back 5 yards

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Posted: Feb 10, 2012 9:15 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: wbrz, baton rouge, ncaa, football, yards

The NCAA football rules committee has proposed moving kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35 and to limit the running start by players on the kicking team to 5 yards as a way of keeping players safer. The NCAA says its injury data indicates injuries during kickoffs occur more often than in other phases of the game. The NFL moved up kickoffs 5 yards this past season and touchbacks increased dramatically.

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