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NCAA proposes moving kickoffs

Updated: February 9, 2012, 8:28 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- 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.

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.

The committee also proposed a rule that would require a ...

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