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FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2014 file photo, Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland makes a catch as he runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. Borland is one of the most heralded linebackers to come out of Wisconsin, but questions remain about how his skills might carry over to the NFL. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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With San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland's surprising announcement that he is retiring from the NFL at age 24 due to the fear of possible brain and body damage, it makes one wonder how many parents will think about the thousands of former players who filed concussion lawsuits against the NFL before allowing child to play football. (Associated Press Photographs)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) runs from San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) during the first quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers announced late Monday, March 16, 2015, that Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, file photo, San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) tackles Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers announced late Monday, March 16, 2015, that Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

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San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) tackles Washington Redskins running back Alfred Morris (46) during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason, right, is tackled by San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)