Exclusive: Former Texas Football Player Reveals His Shocking Experience With Concussions At UT

Concussions have become the hot button issue in the football world as we learn more and more about the long term effects they can have on a player. The issue has been largely centered around the NFL, but as we learn from former Texas Longhorns offensive lineman Chris Hall in a post for Chat Sports' Minds Behind the Game blog, the process of dealing with concussions is a huge problem at the college level.

Hall suffered a concussion in a 2007 game against Nebraska after losing his helmet in the bottom of the pile. He couldn't see straight and everything around him seemed like "a 3-D cartoon." However, he continued to play, assuring the training staff he was fine.

Hall failed his concussion test that week, but lobbied the training staff to let him travel with the team the next weekend. Since he had made progress, they cleared him to do so. The plan was to keep him on the bench, but after Texas' starting center suffered a career-ending injury, Hall entered the game.

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