Marvin Lewis, Cris Collinsworth Named To Heads Up Football Advisory Committee

USA TODAY Sports

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is on the Heads Up Football advisory committee along with several other prominent current and former NFL players and coaches.

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis and former Bengals wide receiver and current analyst Cris Collinsworth has joined several other prominent former and current NFL coaches, players, doctors and celebrities to make up the NFL sponsored Heads Up Football Advisory Committee.

The 22 members of the committee will be meeting at the NFL's offices in New York on May 30 for the first time and will help Heads Up Football promote player safety in youth football in all 50 states.

"We are pleased to be collaborating with so many respected members of the sports and medical communities as part of the Heads Up Football Advisory Committee," NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL said. "We look forward to learning from them as we continue to make safety the priority for players at all levels of the game."

Heads Up Football is comprised of five main points, including head up tackling, coaching certification, concussion recognition and response, player safety coach and equipment fitting. Heads Up Football was developed by USA Football and has more than 1,900 youth leagues across the country involved, which represent more than 375,000 players and 54,000 coaches.

Lewis and Collinsworth will be joined by 20 other members of the advisory committee, including Bill Cowher, Brett Favre, Merril Hoge, Howie Long, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Michael Strahan, Whoopi Goldberg and others.

You can look up more about Heads Up Football by visiting USA Football's site.

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