INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Seattle Seahawks team doctor Dr. Stanley Herring will be the chairman of USA Football’s new medical advisory committee.

The organization, based in Indianapolis, has spearheaded a national plan to make the game safer for youth football players. The new group will collaborate with other USA Football committees, national governing bodies and medical organizations.

Joining Herring on the committee are Dr. John Bergfeld of the Cleveland Clinic; Dr. Douglas Casa of the University of Connecticut; Dr. Jonathan Drezner of the University of Washington; Dr. Gerard Gioia of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington; Dr. Andrew Gregory of Vanderbilt University; Dr. Tamerah Hunt of Ohio State; Dr. Patrick Kersey, medical director of USA Football; Dr. Margot Putukian of Princeton University and Dr. Gail Rosseau of the NorthShore Medical Group in Chicago.

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