Wednesday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- Former NFL quarterback Mark Hermann was hired as the coordinator of football operations at St. Vincent Sports Performance, Inside Indiana Business reported.
- WOWT-TV looked at how Nebraska dealt with new scrutiny over concussions as high school football ended in the state.
- With concussion reports on the rise, Jackson, Mich., area athletes and coaches talked with MLive.com about increased risk for high school football players.
- The Sun Gazette in northern Virginia reported that the NFL Play 60 program provided a $10,000 grant to an area grade school.
- Washington Times columnist Nathan Fenno wrote about Rep. Linda Sanchez's efforts to make the NCAA more accountable for head injuries.
- The Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette wrote that the city's major youth sports organization is backing the National Concussion Coalition.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor