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Christopher Dabe: NFL's concussion crisis has impact close to home

12:05 AM, Oct. 20, 2013
Hall of Fame center Jim Otto, seen here in 1970, said he suffered his first concussion playing center for Wausau High School.
Hall of Fame center Jim Otto, seen here in 1970, said he suffered his first concussion playing center for Wausau High School.
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Unable to see after a blow to the head, Bill Ferrario held the hand of a Badgers teammate to be led back to the huddle.

This was in 1999. Ferrario was sure he had a concussion, yet he continued to play.

Nearly 50 years earlier, Hall of Fame center Jim Otto, now 75, had suffered his first concussion. He was a center at Wausau High School at the time. ...

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