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There were seven fatalities directly related to football during the 2008 football season. All seven fatalities were in high school football. Most direct fatalities usually occur during regularly scheduled games. In 2008 three fatalities happened while tackling, one while being tackled, one being blocked, and two in a collision. In 2008 five fatalities resulted from injuries to the brain, one to an abdominal injury, and one to a chest injury....