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NCAA wants kickoffs moved back 5 yards

3 years ago February 10, 2012 Feb 10, 2012 Friday, February 10 2012 Friday, February 10, 2012 7:15:12 AM EST in Sports
Source: Associated Press

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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