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TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 03: Kicker Matt Bryant #3 of the Atlanta Falcons kicks a field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
Former Falcons kicker Matt Bryant can still remember taking a hit during an elementary school football game. The sky turned yellow and he saw green dots. At 10 or 11, he didn't recognize the incident as a possible concussion. Now a father of seven children, Bryant is pushing for legislation in Georgia that would help educate young players and their parents, coaches and others about the dangers of concussions and the need to protect student athletes from serious brain injury. ''I've probably had concussions and didn't know it,'' Bryant told a panel of Georgia House representatives in a hearing Thursday. ''The whole education part of this is important.'' Lawmakers heard testimony from Bryant and former Falcons linebacker Buddy Curry in support of House Bill 673. The legislation is part of a national push by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and NCAA President Mark Emmert, who are urging 19 governors to support similar proposals across the country. Currently, 31 states already have s...
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