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Al Toon SpeakerStarting on Friday, ESPN is going to air a week-long series of reports about the health issues associated with football at all levels, from youth to pro football.

The segment is called “Football at a Crossroads,” the reports will appear across all of ESPN’s platforms On Sunday’s edition of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” which starts at 8 a.m., reporter Mark Schwarz is to interview former Wisconsin receivers Al Toon and his son, Nick Toon, who finished his Wisconsin career last season, was drafted in the fourth round by New Orleans Saints. Watch the ESPN interview here.

After starring in football and track at Wisconsin, Al Toon was drafted 10th overall in 1985 by the New York Jets, where he played for eight years. He retired from football because of recurring concussions.

A three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who played his entire NFL career with the Jets from 1985 to 1992, Toon retired at the age of 29 in 1992 as a result of suffering at least nine concussions over his eight-year career. Toon’s best year as a pro came in the 1988 season when he led the league with 93 receptions.

Nick hopes to continue the successful “Toon” legacy in the NFL..but stay concussion and injury free.

Watch a Video of Nick Toon and Al Toon Speaking About the Draft:

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