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.