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Matt Bryant pushes for awareness

Updated: February 8, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- 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 ...

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