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NFL Gives Nearly $500,000 To CU Denver Engineer For Helmet Development

BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)- The NFL is giving nearly $500,000 to CU Denver. The money will help an engineering professor as he develops state-of-the-art helmets.

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Chris Yakacki is the co-founder of Impressio. He's developed a new technology that helps reduce concussion risk. He lines helmets with a special material that better absorbs shock and dissipates energy.

The grant from the NFL will help boost Yakacki's entry into the NFL Helmet Challenge. The competition's goal is to encourage investors to come up with a better helmet for players.

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