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Oliver Luck joins NFL safety committee

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It’s become popular to ask NFL players whether they’d let their sons play football.  So it’s fitting then, for the NFL to receive input on safety matters from a former NFL player whose son plays football at the NFL level.

The league announced Tuesday that West Virginia University A.D. Oliver Luck, the father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will join the league’s Player Safety Advisory Panel.

Luck played quarterback at West Virginia, and he was a second-round pick of the Houston Oilers in 1982.  He spent five years in the NFL.

The group is chaired by John Madden and Ronnie Lott.  Others on the panel are former G.M. Ernie Accorsi, former NFL coach Steve Mariucci, and former NFL players Antonio Freeman, Patrick Kerney, Willie Lanier, and Anthony Muñoz.

The panel advises Commissioner Roger Goodell on various safety issues, in the hopes of making the game safer at all levels.

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11 Responses to “Oliver Luck joins NFL safety committee”
  1. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 28, 2012 2:50 PM

    Congrats to John Madden on the latest release of his video football game today. I hear it’s been pretty successful.

  2. rameyag says: Aug 28, 2012 2:53 PM

    Oliver Luck is a class act and excellent choice as a former NFL player, NFL Europe executive, and college athletic director.

  3. jimcaldwellsucks says: Aug 28, 2012 2:53 PM

    Oliver Luck threw 13 more touchdowns than I did.

    He’s awesome.

  4. huskersrock1 says: Aug 28, 2012 2:56 PM

    Nice teeth; must have a British ancestry.

  5. sean21taylorrip says: Aug 28, 2012 2:58 PM

    isnt this a conflict of interest since its obvious that he would want to protect quarterbacks being the father of a qb

  6. tomservo24 says: Aug 28, 2012 2:59 PM

    Seems like a conflict of interest to me. He has personal and financial reasons to protect QBs even further. If Andrew Luck takes a hard hit and gets injured his father shouldn’t be in a position to suggest possible rule changes so it wouldn’t happen again.

  7. bakler5 says: Aug 28, 2012 3:09 PM

    So you have all these recognizable names that have done so much for the game of football…then this guy.

  8. rayguyreturns says: Aug 28, 2012 4:02 PM

    Best of Luck

  9. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: Aug 28, 2012 5:31 PM

    Madden & Luck I can see, but Andrew Luck? Antonio Freeman? Steve Mariucci? What exactly are the qualification needed to get on this panel? Get some guys who, you know, actually made a living playing/coaching football. Those guys suck!

  10. NoWearMan says: Aug 28, 2012 7:48 PM

    I am not sure why this needs to be said over and over and over and over in regards to Ollie Luck…


    He played in games from 1983-1986.

    Why a scrub QB with a 3-6 record as a starter needs to pad his pathetic career stats is beyond me.

    Google it.

  11. raiderapologist says: Aug 28, 2012 11:09 PM

    If Chris Collinsworth aged naturally, he would look like Oliver Luck.

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