Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- The Dallas Morning News wrote about 13-year-old Tyler Sampson of Little Elm, Texas, who will be featured on Fox TV as part of the NFL's "Together We Make Football" promotion.
- Inside Indiana Business reported that a group of former NFL players is supporting the state's youth concussion-education initiative.
- Statehouse File reported that the brother of late NFL player Dave Duerson lobbied Indiana lawmakers Wednesday to pass the initiative, which would require high school coaches to undergo a player safety and concussion-training course.
- KSAZ-TV in Phoenix reported on a new therapy machine at the Banner Concussion Center that tests and treats patients.
- KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas, profiled local engineers who received a $250,000 grant to measure and detect the impact of football collisions in real time.
- The Hi Desert Star looked at California's new state law that will hold public and private schools to the same standards for concussion awareness.
- Maine Public Broadcasting Network looked at one medical specialist who is using a neck-strengthening device to treat concussions.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor