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Press Release 10-162

NSF, NBC News and the NFL Kick Off "Science of NFL Football"

Ten-part video series gives students new way to understand action on the field

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NFL athletes explore "Projectile Motion & Parabolas" in one of 10 new videos.

The collaboration between NBC Learn and NSF uses the universal appeal of football to drive an understanding of complicated scientific concepts. In this episode, NFL athletes explore "Projectile Motion & Parabolas."

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Former NFL lineman Orlando Pace stresses hydration.

Former NFL lineman Orlando Pace stresses the importance of nutrition and hydration in this episode of the Science of NFL Football. The episode is one of 10 in a new educational video series by the National Science Foundation, NBC News and the National Football League that uses sports to explain scientific concepts.

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Former linebacker Hardy Nickerson participated in a video series exploring the science of the NFL.

Former NFL linebacker Hardy Nickerson is one of several current and former NFL players who participated in a new 10-part video series that explores the science behind NFL football.

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Runningback Duce McAllister is filmed by a state-of-the-art, high-speed Phantom camera.

Runningback Deuce McAllister's moves are captured by a state-of-the-art, high-speed Phantom camera, which has the ability to capture movement at rates of up to 2,000 frames per second.

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